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Show Of Hands November 10th, 2017 12:30am

You're walking along the street when you find $5,000 in an unmarked ziploc bag. Do you think you would turn it into the police or keep it?

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MediaBlackout Carry on, Carry on.
11/23/17 11:17 am

It’s likely drug related, and i’m against the drug war. I’d keep it

nkay666 San Diego
11/19/17 5:41 pm

I’d try to find who it belonged to through CL or something. If it was someone’s life savings or something and you used it your karma would be all fucked up

shreddyriffs Hershey
11/16/17 8:41 pm

Its in a ziplock bag which means its probably crime related. No upstanding person keeps that kind of cash in a ziplock. The cops will just keep it for proceeds of crime so yea, Thats a brand new les paul and a nice marshall amp

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
11/15/17 4:33 pm

I’d probably try to get to the bottom of it but not by giving it to cops.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/11/17 6:19 am

I'd probably turn it in. I saw No Country For Old Men. I ain't messing with that.

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AlphonsoR
11/11/17 10:09 am

😂😂😂 Exactly what i was thinking

Radon Parts Unknown
11/11/17 12:09 pm

That and the movie A Simple Plan. Not a good idea at all.

Darthscion Utah
11/10/17 11:21 pm

Well if you turn it in after so long you get to keep it, that’s what I would do.

Me4POTUS United States of America
11/10/17 11:13 pm

$5,000? Hell yeah! That money’s MINE, bitches!

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BeerCat94
11/10/17 9:58 pm

I’d love to keep it, but idk what/who it’s connected to. Rather not take the risk

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kilotango
11/10/17 5:51 pm

I’m so cynical I would think it’s some kind of trap to see if you spent it.

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Maynard Londor
11/10/17 5:23 pm

I'm not 100% sure I'd even touch it.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
11/10/17 5:18 pm

It would depend upon whether the bills were wrapped or just thrown in the bag helter-skelter. If there a variety of bills or just $50 and $100. If the bill were numbered sequentially I turn it in.

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JamesStL
11/10/17 2:02 pm

I would not take it if I found it in Juarez, Mexico.

rambo088 kansas
11/10/17 12:29 pm

If I'm out of sight, id take it. Better in my pocket than sitting in an evidence room

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IMO atoms, space, opinion
11/10/17 10:38 am

None of my business... I’d keep walking.

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MyRedSkirt Cali
11/10/17 12:31 pm

This is probably the smartest decision.

BadSeed Oregon
11/10/17 10:04 am

What if it was a poor persons life savings they were taking to the bank? If you turn it in to the Police station and no one claims it I believe you get to keep it. If they do you might really help someone out.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/10/17 9:26 am

If I don’t pocket it, the cop I turn it over to likely will. So might as well.

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tmtoo Daydreams and Nightmares
11/10/17 8:14 am

Turn it in, not because it's the right thing to do, but because the ziploc bag part sounds like it could be dangerous.

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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/10/17 9:29 am

I agree, but it may be important to someone who can't afford the loss.

rambo088 kansas
11/10/17 12:28 pm

Not that important if they kept it in a ziploc lol

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/10/17 7:22 am

I'm a cop, so I would call it in as found property and stay with it until a second officer shows up.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/10/17 4:42 pm

For my department, yes. Single officers never count or turn in money on their own in my department.

Maynard Londor
11/10/17 5:26 pm

That's a smart policy. Covers everyone's ass alittle more.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/11/17 7:08 am

Police corruption is genuinely non-existent in my area, so it's for posterity as much as anything.

Maynard Londor
11/13/17 12:18 pm

Makes sense. Not a terrible route either.

gonzoboy Arizona
11/10/17 7:00 am

I’m just curious, why the police? Was finding this modest amount of cash-in-a-baggie (non-personalized!) emblematic of some kind of criminal act/offense? I believe my issue would be: “Do I keep this or do I leave it? What are the odds the owner will come back to THIS very spot and retrieve it, versus leaving it behind and another random stranger such as myself profiting on my good intentions?!” So, perhaps I take it, advertise for ‘x’ amount of days what I found, generically, and any caller will have to verify both the amount and denominations. If no one can satisfy that criteria, it’ll be a Festivus miracle!😃
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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/10/17 4:11 pm

Some years back, the Tampa police Department left wallets with cash in TIA waiting areas under video surveillance. Finders who removed and pocketed the money were subsequently arrested. Yes, it was a sting operation. When in doubt, involve the police.

rons screw politicians
11/10/17 6:42 am

Lot of thieves here

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Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/10/17 6:53 am

I don't think it's theft if you pick money up off the ground....

rons screw politicians
11/10/17 6:58 am

It’s not yours, a large amount and I’ll assume it belonged to another. Turn it into the police and if it unclaimed then it’s yours.

MyRedSkirt Cali
11/10/17 12:34 pm

Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is theft. Especially in regards to money or costly items.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/10/17 2:35 pm

No. Taking something that belongs to another is theft.

Taking something that has been left in a public space that has no discernible owner is not.

rons screw politicians
11/10/17 3:32 pm

What if it was 20k? Btw their are local statues regard found money.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/10/17 4:37 am

Take it, check it over, then spend it if the money's legit.

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burdman Nowhere
11/10/17 3:57 am

"I totally agree officer, littering is bad. People shouldn't leave empty ziplock bags lying around. Unrelated question, how do I look in this new $5000 suit?"

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TGood123 California
11/10/17 1:17 am

I'd probably turn it in just because I'd be scared of who may come looking for it. Safer to just turn all $1000 in to the police.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/09/17 10:11 pm

Thank you, and i tell nobody

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/09/17 10:12 pm

I look at it as a gift from above

bnnt Los Angeles
11/09/17 9:53 pm

“Hello police, I found $500 in a zip lock bag”

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Psychoanalysis Analyze Everything
11/09/17 9:40 pm

I wouldn’t give it to the police. I’d donate most of it, and maybe go to a nice dinner with my fiancée.

phalnx Ohio
11/09/17 9:30 pm

Who puts $5,000 cash in a bag and casually drops it besides a drug dealer or other criminal? Finders keepers.

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Pisces29 Virginia
11/10/17 4:20 am

I agree. Definitely a drug dealer who may be nearby to collect.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
11/09/17 9:29 pm

It's a trap, wouldn't touch it

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timeout Boston Strong
11/09/17 9:23 pm

Wouldn’t even think twice about it. I’d turn it in.

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Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/09/17 8:55 pm

Holy f.

Id either turn it in or leave it!

Karma likes to bite me quick.

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/17 8:50 pm

I’d try to locate the owner rather than keep it, but I sure wouldn’t be contacting police, haha.

Zebera5659 Kennewick WA
11/09/17 8:37 pm

I tell the police that I found $2500

chickencookie It really is
11/09/17 8:12 pm

I’m not opening anything.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff leftist
11/09/17 8:10 pm

I don’t want Javier Bardem hunting me

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/09/17 7:53 pm

I would keep it. Advertise that a zippered package was found and where. I would expect callers to be able to describe the denominations (in general) and size and type of bag.

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gman232
11/09/17 7:35 pm

Not even touch it. I am not going to mess with that much money. Only bad stuff could follow

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lightsabr2 The Big Sky
11/09/17 7:34 pm

Walk the hell away from that bait. Someone’s watching.

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TrippyCornflake New Jersey
11/09/17 7:24 pm

They'll never return it to its owner, so it's mine!

lendluke iowa
11/09/17 7:23 pm

How would the rightful owner prove they own the money short of naming the serial numbers?

Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/17 8:54 pm

Describe the container and it’s contents. They’d also know roughly or maybe exactly if it’s an even number how much money is in it.

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
11/09/17 7:17 pm

"Hey guys, I just found this really suspicious $800 in a bag. You should have it."

"That's a small ziploc for just $800."

"Yeah, idiots must of wasted whatever else they had on unnecessarily large Ziplocs...."

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/09/17 7:10 pm

Both. I would turn it in, and ultimately, assuming its rightful owner isn’t found, I would expect to get to keep it.

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Korosensei Maine
11/09/17 6:58 pm

Yeah I found $4,000 in a bag on the street I wanted to do the right thing and turn it in

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/09/17 6:54 pm

55% situation ethics & greedy opportunism, 45% honest & consciences.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/09/17 6:55 pm

I prefer to stand & live among the 45% minority❗️

kscott516 EB rules
11/10/17 6:12 am

Ethically, why would you turn it in to the police? They wouldn't know how to find the rightful owner and likely wouldn't even try. Give it to charity.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/10/17 6:49 am

Kscott, same question, right back at you, ethically, how do you justify keeping it or even giving it away, when, you’ve made no effort to even ask or search for someone, who lost a large amount of money❓If I had lost it, I would be asking the help of good, honest people & law enforcement in that area, with the instruction, they must describe accurately, all the amount, area where & how they found it. If by some remote chance, a unscrupulous person could answer all my specific questions, then I would tell them that was half the amount it actually was, observe they’re reaction, as my “truth detector”. Sometimes trying to do the right thing, requires some thinking & effort on our part❗️If no one clams it, then a good worthy charity, would be a good next step👍🏻

kscott516 EB rules
11/10/17 7:25 am

I would definitely look around and try to find its rightful owner. Money in a bag is typically not the standard way someone carries cash, and especially in that amount. I would try but, if no luck, then to charity it goes.

SunsetLeopard Still writing my story
11/09/17 6:53 pm

Wow...even as badly as we need money, id turn it in. Kinda sad how many people would keep it

IEatzCookies Alderaan
11/09/17 6:53 pm

If I didn't turn it in I just wouldn't touch it at all. I make a very active effort to avoid crime, the last thing I want is to have anything to do with drug money.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/09/17 6:51 pm

Turn it in. I don't want that responsibility.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/09/17 6:50 pm

I would turn it in, same as anything I find that’s not mine, it’s called honesty, it’s what separates us from thieves & greedy opportunists !

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susanr Colorado
11/09/17 6:34 pm

Turn it in. It doesn't belong to me.

I found a rather big hunk of money (although not that big) lying all by itself on a supermarket floor once. I turned it in. The man who had lost it claimed it by specifying exactly how much it was.

He was *so* grateful, it was worth having turned it in rather than having just kept it. He tried to buy my whole cart of groceries. I wouldn't let him.

Why did I do that? Because twice in my life people had returned things to me when they didn't have to, and it taught me to be grateful for people's honesty, and to be that kind of person myself. Once it was a rather large amount of cash. The other time it was a purse with some personal valuables in it, lost in another city. The finder removed enough money to send it to me, with a note explaining, and signed it "From a friend in Grants Pass."

I had no way of thanking that person directly. I continue to thank them by trying to be that kind of person myself, for the rest of my life.

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JMG Raleigh, NC
11/09/17 7:24 pm

Thanks Susan