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YOU SEE AN ARMORED CAR DRIVE OFF, A LARGE BAG OF MONEY FALLS OUT. WHAT DO YOU DO?
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Posted on 11/01/2009 10:54:24 AM PST by JoeProBono

No one saw the truck drive off, it left the alley between the bank and another business. You could pick up the cash and no one would see you. What should you do?


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1 posted on 11/01/2009 10:54:24 AM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 11/01/2009 10:56:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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3 posted on 11/01/2009 10:57:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Not enough information in the scenario...

Does the money belong to the DNC?


4 posted on 11/01/2009 10:57:11 AM PST by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.")
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To: JoeProBono

"mmoney...MMMMMMONEY!"

5 posted on 11/01/2009 10:57:59 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (That smell of death...be seeing ya big casino)
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To: JoeProBono

Even 5 years ago, I would have turned it in. but now... different story. It is most likely taxpayers money so I would like to give the first 10% to charity and then spread it around to every middle income taxpayer I know. Kinda like a refund!!

:D


6 posted on 11/01/2009 10:58:29 AM PST by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: JoeProBono

What if I donated 10% to the church?


7 posted on 11/01/2009 10:58:34 AM PST by TexasCajun
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8 posted on 11/01/2009 10:58:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Easy question. The money gets returned, my integrity remains intact.


9 posted on 11/01/2009 10:58:59 AM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: jessduntno
Does the money belong to the DNC?

Now that is a poser indeed!

How about if the bag is labeled "Federal Stimulus Funds"?

10 posted on 11/01/2009 10:59:12 AM PST by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s an easy one. Although the temptation would be great (especially with the Obama regime in power), I would pick up the bag and call both the armored car company and the bank who owns the bag. Or better yet I would take it into the bank.
Believe it or not I don’t feel I am entitled to other people’s money.

My father worked for an armored car company for over 20 years but even if he hadn’t I would still make the calls.


11 posted on 11/01/2009 10:59:30 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Semper Fi, Mac!)
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To: jessduntno

Does the money belong to the DNC?

***********************

Of course, by definition.

“How are you going to pay for that tax cut?”


12 posted on 11/01/2009 11:00:23 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: TexasCajun

>>What if I donated 10% to the church?<<

Ah, the Kennedy approach to salvation...


13 posted on 11/01/2009 11:00:36 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SES1066

“How about if the bag is labeled “Federal Stimulus Funds”?”

Or The Rangel Institute for Higher Learning?


14 posted on 11/01/2009 11:00:54 AM PST by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.")
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To: RckyRaCoCo

“I am Cornholio!”


15 posted on 11/01/2009 11:01:11 AM PST by wastedyears (My 15 seconds of fame are on my profile.)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t know, but yesterday I picked up a ticket book that fell off a police car when the cop when around a corner. Trying to decide if I should turn it in or play tricks on someone.


16 posted on 11/01/2009 11:02:11 AM PST by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: JoeProBono

Figure there’s a camera, somewhere, or it’s a setup (i.e., Turkey Drop).


17 posted on 11/01/2009 11:02:35 AM PST by BobL
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To: JoeProBono
I turn it in.

All of it.

18 posted on 11/01/2009 11:03:14 AM PST by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: freedumb2003
What if I considered it a rebate on my taxdollar TARP funds?

What if...

19 posted on 11/01/2009 11:04:27 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: JoeProBono
I wouldn't trust anybody. I would take hold of it and call the local news channel...make them do the chasing down of the armored car company and make sure it was filmed as it was returned. When large sums of money, that is not yours, are involved, the more witnesses and irrefutable evidence the safer you are.
20 posted on 11/01/2009 11:05:01 AM PST by badpacifist (Think your life is bad.....Someone out there is a Mr. Pelosi)
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To: Pistolshot
Everything I have is for sale, except my integrity. Doesn’t matter to whom it belongs.
21 posted on 11/01/2009 11:05:21 AM PST by Glennb51
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To: JoeProBono

Duties of finder: “Any person who finds and takes possession of any article of the value of one dollar or more shall report the finding of such article to the police department of the municipality in which he finds such article within forty-eight hours from the time of such finding. The finder of such article shall, at the time of reporting, furnish to the police department the date, time and place of finding, his name and address and a description of the article found, and, within a period of one week from such finding, shall deliver such article to the police department.” Conn. Gen. Stat. § 50-10 (2008).


22 posted on 11/01/2009 11:05:42 AM PST by Raycpa
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You MUST turn it in, because you have ALREADY been filmed by the bank security and ATM cameras, not to mention the general street surveliance ones, in many US cities now.


23 posted on 11/01/2009 11:06:49 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: JoeProBono

I’d keep it. I see nothing morally wrong with taking money from a bank that got a taxpayer bailout.


24 posted on 11/01/2009 11:07:02 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: JoeProBono
Rio! Baby

Then reality sets in. Return it to the bank or turn it over to the police.

25 posted on 11/01/2009 11:07:19 AM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: JoeProBono

Pick up the bag so some dishonest person did not get it and immediately call authorities.


26 posted on 11/01/2009 11:08:16 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve learned from my government and liberals to take whatever I can and forget about who I took it from.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 11:08:23 AM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: jessduntno

Barney Frank Friendship Foundation (BFFF)?


28 posted on 11/01/2009 11:08:56 AM PST by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: JoeProBono

I was never there, I never saw a truck, I have no idea what you are talking about...by the way, can you break a $100 bill? All I have are large bills.


29 posted on 11/01/2009 11:09:54 AM PST by txroadkill ( 9/12/2009 another win for the Gipper!)
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To: Glennb51
Exactly.

My integrity is not for sale at any price.

30 posted on 11/01/2009 11:10:16 AM PST by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: JoeProBono

Actually, and interesting question. If you knew you could take the money undetected would you?

Not sure about myself, but I do know that my Mom would return it - “because it is not my money”.

Then she’ll go out and vote for a Democrat who will take my money, under threat of violence, to give to some stranger.


31 posted on 11/01/2009 11:10:45 AM PST by BobL
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To: JoeProBono
What should you do?

There's only one right thing to do. Pick up the money and return it to the driver of the truck before he gets to where he's going......if not, chances are he's going to lose his job. I don't need money that bad...

32 posted on 11/01/2009 11:10:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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“Barney Frank Friendship Foundation (BFFF)?”

Well, no, I wouldn’t touch that...no telling WHERE it’s been...


33 posted on 11/01/2009 11:12:48 AM PST by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.")
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To: JoeProBono

Return it to its rightful owner—Barack.


34 posted on 11/01/2009 11:14:27 AM PST by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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I’d sure not pick it up. I’d call the armored car company, and if I couldn’t get hold of them I’d call the police anonymously.

Could easily be a police sting and they accuse you of grand theft the second it is in your hand.

Remember the NY wallet sting?


35 posted on 11/01/2009 11:15:40 AM PST by ko_kyi
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To: jessduntno
The money was left in an alley between the bank and a business.

That doesn't mean you won' be observed if you take the money.

36 posted on 11/01/2009 11:17:42 AM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

First, I’d look for the hidden cameras of the sociology student.


37 posted on 11/01/2009 11:18:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: 2harddrive
No doubt the bank cameras AND, let's postulate that the business across the alley is Wal-Mart.

They'll have you in more than 200 pickups, some at ground level, and your every movement will have been reconstructed as you moved from pickup viewing area to pickup viewing area ~ a veritable movie!

38 posted on 11/01/2009 11:19:42 AM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: Raycpa
... any article of the value of one dollar or more ...

Well that dates the statute back to a time when the dollar was actually worth something! I can see myself going into a local police station and putting a single dollar bill on the desk. How expensive do you think it is to get out of the mental health lock-up that you will probably find yourself in "for your own protection"?

39 posted on 11/01/2009 11:20:39 AM PST by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: freedumb2003

Who says the Kennedys have given 10% ?!?!?!?


40 posted on 11/01/2009 11:21:52 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: JoeProBono

If you do keep it, wash the whole load in a clothes washer to get rid of the drug residue, otherwise you’ll get busted as a dealer as well. :-)


42 posted on 11/01/2009 11:24:32 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: JoeProBono

Return the money.

The old street rule about found money is that if it’s a lot of money, whoever lost it will come looking for it. Often, those types of folks are not agreeable.

I’m not talking about finding $100 cash or a wallet with walking around money (I once found $80+ in NYC on the corner of 3rd & 53rd Street, someone lost change for $100, evidently).

I’m talking about a bag or container of bills, amounting in the $1,000.

Honesty is the best policy.


43 posted on 11/01/2009 11:25:35 AM PST by Ted Grant
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>>Who says the Kennedys have given 10% ?!?!?!?<<

Remember, this is other people’s money used for his personal benefit (buying his way into heaven).


44 posted on 11/01/2009 11:27:33 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JoeProBono

At one time Brink’s drivers were offered a bounty on armored car robbers. $5000 per wounded robber, $10,000 per dead robber. One driver collected $20,000 when a gunman demanded the Brink’s guard hand over the two bags of money. Which he did and then promptly shoot the fool holding a bag in each hand, then turned and shot his accomplice. A good day’s work.

I’d call out to the driver without going near the bag.


45 posted on 11/01/2009 11:29:10 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: JoeProBono
Vegas baby!!!!!

Yeah!!!

(guess I'd have to turn it in and hope there's a reward)

46 posted on 11/01/2009 11:31:47 AM PST by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: JoeProBono

Is the bank, Goldman Sacks?


47 posted on 11/01/2009 11:32:14 AM PST by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: JoeProBono

I would call the nearest Acorn location and explain that I was a Nigerian businessman who had dropped $1.2 million in a bag in an alley near xxx, and I would gladly let them keep 20% if they would so kindly retrieve it for me. :D


48 posted on 11/01/2009 11:36:05 AM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: JoeProBono

Take the money and give it to the closest homeless shelter. NOT!


49 posted on 11/01/2009 11:39:05 AM PST by AUH2O Repub ( SPalin/Hunter 2012)
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To: deaconjim
Easy question. The money gets returned, my integrity remains intact.

I would keep it all.

Your integrity and $1.27 will get you a 16oz. coffee at our local 7-11.

50 posted on 11/01/2009 11:42:23 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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