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2012-04-06 03:19:39 PM
Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.

On Thursday, after the case drew national attention, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson told reporters the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and that Knutson would get a check.


So, the cops that talked to her were lying about the investigation the whole time?? Bastards...
 
2012-04-06 05:27:03 PM
She'll get a check for the whole $3000. After all, the cops have to cover their handling expenses.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-04-06 05:32:09 PM
I NEVER would have guessed that would have happened. ....

t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-06 05:40:20 PM
And, notice how they're cutting her a check instead of handing over the original cash... I suspect the cops have spent it already...

But, I honestly figured the publicity would've brought out the woman who "lost" the money, and the next story we heard would have her suing the waitress and the police department to recover it (plus extra for emotional suffering or something)... Maybe she really did intend it as a "tip" for the waitress? I doubt it, though...
 
2012-04-06 05:46:00 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She'll get a check for the whole $3000. After all, the cops have to cover their handling expenses.


Which means she'll end up with the entire $1200.00
 
2012-04-06 05:56:28 PM

RobSeace: And, notice how they're cutting her a check instead of handing over the original cash... I suspect the cops have spent it already...


:/
 
2012-04-06 06:45:36 PM
Well, there goes that "Freedom Tank" they wanted so badly.
 
2012-04-06 06:46:43 PM
This is what mass media should be about -- keeping the amoral and dishonest in check.
 
2012-04-06 07:04:45 PM
Awesome, now she HAS to report it to the IRS
 
2012-04-06 07:05:26 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: She'll get a check for the whole $3000. After all, the cops have to cover their handling expenses.

Which means she'll end up with the entire $1200.00


What's important is that she'll get the entire $100.
 
2012-04-06 07:07:01 PM
Yeah.

They should have backed off at square one.

Cash smells like dope?

Do you live in America and have a nose?

Cash smells worse, man.

McGruff-poet out.

;)
 
2012-04-06 07:07:08 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: This is what mass media should be about -- keeping the amoral and dishonest in check.


Actually, the only person "in check" is the woman whose cash (and tax-free tip) was stolen.
 
2012-04-06 07:07:48 PM
I could give my two cents on the subject, but that would double what she's going to get back from the government thugs.
 
2012-04-06 07:08:06 PM
Back in the late 90s I was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso. What a great place, to bad the cartels have ruined it. Anyways the police there would fleece us for $20 all the time. Now that kind of business savvy has gotten up North. The police are your greatest problem; never the solution. DONT CALL THEM. hide from them.
 
2012-04-06 07:08:21 PM
Seriously, what about the woman who just drove off without her 12k?
 
2012-04-06 07:08:27 PM
So if you get a lot of money, they take it until they can prove it wasn't earned criminally. That must really annoy Mitt Romney when they do it to him like they fairly do to everyone.
 
2012-04-06 07:08:35 PM

RobSeace: Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.

On Thursday, after the case drew national attention, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson told reporters the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and that Knutson would get a check.

So, the cops that talked to her were lying about the investigation the whole time?? Bastards...


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-06 07:09:43 PM
Ah, the typical cop thread on fark.

Did not read the farking article? Check.
Frothing at the mouth "STUPID PIGS" Whargarbl? Check.

You never disappoint me!
 
2012-04-06 07:11:01 PM

SoCalSurfer: Awesome, now she HAS to report it to the IRS


If it was an "anonymous gift" then she doesn't owe taxes on it (but at over $10K her benefactor owes gift tax). If it was a tip for services provided she does owe tax. Hmm
 
2012-04-06 07:11:23 PM
Guilty until proven innocent, subject.
 
2012-04-06 07:12:17 PM

RobSeace: And, notice how they're cutting her a check instead of handing over the original cash... I suspect the cops have spent it already...

But, I honestly figured the publicity would've brought out the woman who "lost" the money, and the next story we heard would have her suing the waitress and the police department to recover it (plus extra for emotional suffering or something)... Maybe she really did intend it as a "tip" for the waitress? I doubt it, though...


Actually, when the waitress saw the money on the table, she went out to the parking lot to give it to the woman, thinking she forgot it. The woman told her, "No, I'm good. You keep it."
 
2012-04-06 07:12:42 PM
I'll give her more than the tip.
 
2012-04-06 07:13:31 PM

BronyMedic: Ah, the typical cop thread on fark.

Did not read the farking article? Check.
Frothing at the mouth "STUPID PIGS" Whargarbl? Check.

You never disappoint me!


Apparently posting stereotypical, hate-filled comments about cops isn't thought-crimey enough to warrant massive post deletions.
 
2012-04-06 07:15:42 PM

BronyMedic: Ah, the typical cop thread on fark.

Did not read the farking article? Check.
Frothing at the mouth "STUPID PIGS" Whargarbl? Check.

You never disappoint me!


Wow,

So dismissive.

Valid points offend you how?

Please explicate,

Thank you.

;)

P.S. Cadre of company circles the wagons? Oh noes you dint. You own the switch.
 
2012-04-06 07:15:57 PM

BronyMedic: Ah, the typical cop thread on fark.

Did not read the farking article? Check.
Frothing at the mouth "STUPID PIGS" Whargarbl? Check.

You never disappoint me!


Reading the article really doesn't put the cops in a good light either, sparky.
 
2012-04-06 07:16:02 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Apparently posting stereotypical, hate-filled comments about cops isn't thought-crimey enough to warrant massive post deletions.

But they deleted your joke pictures on the Trayvon thread yesterday? THOSE FASCIST COMMUNISTS!
 
2012-04-06 07:17:32 PM

Larry Mahnken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: She'll get a check for the whole $3000. After all, the cops have to cover their handling expenses.

Which means she'll end up with the entire $1200.00

What's important is that she'll get the entire $100.


As long as she reports the $25 to the IRS, everything will be fine.
 
2012-04-06 07:18:12 PM
A gal named Knutson from Morehead MN?

She probably got it $1000 bucks per bj and owes it all to a known pornographer named Treehorn.
 
2012-04-06 07:18:13 PM
this waitress is busting arse to make a dime, her family is on hard times and her local police choose to make life even more difficult. people that are morally bankrupt, vindictive and outright insulting should not be public servants. the last thing this poor lady needed was to be publicly humiliated. shame on you police responsible for this. i take pleasure in knowing that statistically most police will wind up divorced alcoholics. you deserve it.
 
2012-04-06 07:18:36 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She'll get a check for the whole $3000. After all, the cops have to cover their handling expenses.


I see where this thread is going to go. Wait until it gets to the point that the waitress owes the police money. Funny stuff!!


**closes thread**
 
2012-04-06 07:18:37 PM
Farker Soze: Reading the article really doesn't put the cops in a good light either, sparky.

As it shouldn't. They lost all defense from me when they lied about why they were holding onto the money, rather than being honest about it and saying "We just need to be sure the money was really given to you since you turned it into us, and it's yours to keep."

Indubitably: So dismissive.

Valid points offend you how?


Oh, those don't.

But I'm not referring to valid points. Only to the eventual deluge of idiots who'll post on fark "RAUGH, STUPID PIGS. KILL EM ALL!"
 
2012-04-06 07:20:07 PM

BronyMedic: Farker Soze: Reading the article really doesn't put the cops in a good light either, sparky.

As it shouldn't. They lost all defense from me when they lied about why they were holding onto the money, rather than being honest about it and saying "We just need to be sure the money was really given to you since you turned it into us, and it's yours to keep."

Indubitably: So dismissive.

Valid points offend you how?

Oh, those don't.

But I'm not referring to valid points. Only to the eventual deluge of idiots who'll post on fark "RAUGH, STUPID PIGS. KILL EM ALL!"


To be fair, violence on the police does offer you some job security...
 
2012-04-06 07:20:25 PM
Did anyone else read that as Stacy Knutson of Motorhead?

Of course cops will take it, usually its easy money since nobody ever comes forward, me and my dad used to have to fight this shiat all the time when buying equipment. Stupid drug war.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-06 07:22:04 PM
Authorities have decided to return a $12,000 tip to a Minnesota waitress that police believed was drug money.

Bad writing. Should be "police said was drug money." or said they believed. Police motives are in question and should not be assumed by the reporter.
 
2012-04-06 07:22:24 PM

SwiftFox: SoCalSurfer: Awesome, now she HAS to report it to the IRS

If it was an "anonymous gift" then she doesn't owe taxes on it (but at over $10K her benefactor owes gift tax). If it was a tip for services provided she does owe tax. Hmm


Well, the person never specified it was a tip, only telling her to keep it. I'd see that as a gift myself, but I'm sure her being a waitress automatically makes it a tip.
 
2012-04-06 07:22:53 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: To be fair, violence on the police does offer you some job security...

True. But so does being a shill for big pharma, big evolution, big climate change, big atheism, big fluoride/aluminum ... um...are there any other bigs I can shill for?

I'd prefer ones that actually give a paycheck, too. I've still not gotten one from any of the above.

It also offers a good laugh, too. Just once, I'd love to see the people who post that stuff on fark actually act on their threats. Seeing them in some of their profile pictures, the ensuing ass-kicking would be GLORIOUS.
 
2012-04-06 07:23:09 PM

RobSeace: Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.

On Thursday, after the case drew national attention, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson told reporters the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and that Knutson would get a check.

So, the cops that talked to her were lying about the investigation the whole time?? Bastards...


Or the investigation was conducted and found baseless, so the evidence was returned.
 
2012-04-06 07:24:38 PM
Two lessons here. 1.The best way to give someone charity is to give them cash directly. Everything that gets in the way has sticky fingers. 2.The best way to fight evil is to bring it to light.
Tax. There's a $13K tax exemption on gifts. She can argue that no reasonable person would give a $12K tip, also given that her money problems were known and the $12K was right in line with the gift exemption.
 
2012-04-06 07:24:40 PM

BronyMedic: Ah, the typical cop thread on fark.

Did not read the farking article? Check.
Frothing at the mouth "STUPID PIGS" Whargarbl? Check.

You never disappoint me!


The cops claimed they took the money because it smelled like marijuana (despite the fact that two of her co-workers denied that), then told her she could have it in 60 days if no one claimed it, then that turned into 90 days, then they offered her $1,000 and only gave the money back when she filed a lawsuit. Which of those behaviors are you defending?


Lone Stranger: I'll give her more than the tip.


a.abcnews.com

You're a braver man than me.
 
2012-04-06 07:27:38 PM
So, maybe the "ripper" thought the waitress was simply bringing her leftovers? And didn't know the 12k was there? Seriously, I want to know about this tipper!
 
2012-04-06 07:28:10 PM

bigsteve3OOO: Back in the late 90s I was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso. What a great place, to bad the cartels have ruined it. Anyways the police there would fleece us for $20 all the time. Now that kind of business savvy has gotten up North. The police are your greatest problem; never the solution. DONT CALL THEM. hide from them.


Oh that has been true since the late 80s at least.
 
2012-04-06 07:28:11 PM
img406.imageshack.us

Stupid media.
 
2012-04-06 07:30:09 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: BronyMedic: Farker Soze: Reading the article really doesn't put the cops in a good light either, sparky.

As it shouldn't. They lost all defense from me when they lied about why they were holding onto the money, rather than being honest about it and saying "We just need to be sure the money was really given to you since you turned it into us, and it's yours to keep."

Indubitably: So dismissive.

Valid points offend you how?

Oh, those don't.

But I'm not referring to valid points. Only to the eventual deluge of idiots who'll post on fark "RAUGH, STUPID PIGS. KILL EM ALL!"

To be fair, violence on the police does offer you some job security...


Really?

Whar job you puke of?

You insult yerself, dood, not me.

I rise above.

;)
 
2012-04-06 07:32:30 PM
How this country didn't riot the day they decided someone having more than 10 grand on them was illegal solely by suspicion, I'll never know.

Oh wait, I know.... on a good day we (Americans as a whole) are all a bunch of apathetic fat cows being herded wherever the farmer wants us.
 
2012-04-06 07:32:51 PM

Midnight Rambler: Actually, when the waitress saw the money on the table, she went out to the parking lot to give it to the woman, thinking she forgot it. The woman told her, "No, I'm good. You keep it."


Yeah, but at that point, even the waitress didn't know there was money in it... So, the woman probably figured it was just leftover food she didn't want, so was essentially saying, "No, YOU throw away my trash for me!"... It just seems a very weird way to give someone a gift, by hiding it inside a fast food container which most people would just chuck into the trash without examining too closely... It seems likely she didn't realize the money was in there... *shrug* I don't know...
 
2012-04-06 07:33:47 PM

RobSeace: Midnight Rambler: Actually, when the waitress saw the money on the table, she went out to the parking lot to give it to the woman, thinking she forgot it. The woman told her, "No, I'm good. You keep it."

Yeah, but at that point, even the waitress didn't know there was money in it... So, the woman probably figured it was just leftover food she didn't want, so was essentially saying, "No, YOU throw away my trash for me!"... It just seems a very weird way to give someone a gift, by hiding it inside a fast food container which most people would just chuck into the trash without examining too closely... It seems likely she didn't realize the money was in there... *shrug* I don't know...


Exactly! So why hasn't she come forward to say, "Uh, that's my money. I left it in the to go box by mistake."
 
2012-04-06 07:34:33 PM

Indubitably: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: BronyMedic: Farker Soze: Reading the article really doesn't put the cops in a good light either, sparky.

As it shouldn't. They lost all defense from me when they lied about why they were holding onto the money, rather than being honest about it and saying "We just need to be sure the money was really given to you since you turned it into us, and it's yours to keep."

Indubitably: So dismissive.

Valid points offend you how?

Oh, those don't.

But I'm not referring to valid points. Only to the eventual deluge of idiots who'll post on fark "RAUGH, STUPID PIGS. KILL EM ALL!"

To be fair, violence on the police does offer you some job security...

Really?

Whar job you puke of?

You insult yerself, dood, not me.

I rise above.

;)


P.S. If my posts incite violence of any kind, then the readers have misunderstood my message, and I apologize for your misunderstanding: live and love, please.

P.P.S. Unless you try to bully me, in which case I will punch back. Oh, and sexual predators either need to be chemically-castrated or put down, and not from experience other than witnessing multiple familial dysfunctions. That is...
 
2012-04-06 07:35:06 PM
Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.

/Seriously? Someone nice enough to give her that amount of help, and you decide to keep it for your department, based on some bull "it must be drug money" warglegarble. Wow, you know i usually side with the police on most, not all things, but this is just a dick move.
 
2012-04-06 07:36:04 PM

Yogimus: RobSeace: Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.

On Thursday, after the case drew national attention, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson told reporters the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and that Knutson would get a check.

So, the cops that talked to her were lying about the investigation the whole time?? Bastards...

Or the investigation was conducted and found baseless, so the evidence was returned.


I suppose that's possible... But, I'd think the County Attorney would've made that more clear, saying that it was previously part of an investigation, but no longer was suspect... The way they worded it in the article, it sounds like it never was part of any investigation at all...

Also, the fact a check is being cut leads one to assume that the original cash is long gone at this point...
 
2012-04-06 07:36:26 PM
Uh yeah, Officer, this briefcase full of cocaine was an anonymous gift from someone who knew my family is having severe financial difficulties.
 
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