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2013-01-04 01:08:55 PM  
2 votes:
I will say this... if I ever find a gun in a bathroom I'll probably keep it and add it to my own.

Because if you're that careless with a firearm then you have no right to own one.
2013-01-04 04:17:19 PM  
1 vote:
I know that if I found a large piece of jewlery or a wallet fat with cash, the last thing I would do is hand it over to the minimum wage flunky working the desk at a tanning booth.
2013-01-04 03:56:52 PM  
1 vote:
Living in the area, and knowing a few people in the local courts and law enforcement, I am a little familiar with this case.

She who found the ring originally had no intent on keeping the ring. I don't think anyone really disputes this. She did however hold out in returning it until it was worth something to her.

She who lost the ring never intended to pay a reward for the ring, ever. The reward was offered to "draw out the thief".

As to the "I forgot about the ring in my pocket between here and the front door" thing, lots of people forget much more important things all the time. Case in point, let me leave this bit of depressing news for everyone. Link
2013-01-04 03:04:46 PM  
1 vote:

Flakeloaf: WhyKnot: Flakeloaf: TheWhoppah:

Between the change room and the front door?

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I found a ring!

I was thinking more along the lines of taking possession of the ring...getting her spray tan...and then it slipper her mind. As opposed to finding the ring and then forgetting between the changing room and front door.

that being said, she was spray tanning...so we aren't dealing with a mental giant...if you know what I mean...and I think you do.
2013-01-04 02:27:48 PM  
1 vote:

Flakeloaf: TheWhoppah: Good luck in proving that she had intent to deprive the owner of the property at the time that she found it as requird by the model.

Stuffing an expensive ring into your pocket, telling nobody about it and making no effort to return it would probably suggest intent to keep it.

not really, if she found the ring while disrobing, it is plausible that you wouldn't immediately take it to the front desk. Additionally, assuming she had already put the ring in her pocket 'for safe keeping until she could return it', it is additionally plausible that she forgot that she had it. As such, yes, it is going to be hard to establish (beyond a reasonable doubt) that she had the intent to keep the ring when she originally came into possession of the ring.
2013-01-04 02:20:54 PM  
1 vote:

Sgt.Zim: Can Fark help me with this yellow diamond thing, since I'm too lazy too Google it myself right now, when I'm thinking about it, plus that would interfere with Farking...

Anyway, all these years, we've been brainwashed led to believe that colorless is better, and that colors in a diamond are flaws... So what's with these great yellow monstrosities?

The colored ones are made from the ashes of dead people. (new window)
2013-01-04 02:05:46 PM  
1 vote:
here is my interpretation:

- finder of the ring: I think she was going to keep the ring and then saw the reward and decided she needed the cash more. As to committing a crime (and assuming her facts), her intent to return the ring, but forgetting about it, is not a crime (she did not have a 'guilt mind'); that being said, she did potentially commit a crime when she found the ring in her jacket and did not immediately seek to return it to its rightful owner (intentionally depriving the owner of the ring the rights to enjoy her ring).

- loser of the ring: although I think you are a fairly terrible person, after all you offered a reward for your ring (a ring you LOST), and then attempted to get the person arrested. You likely will prevail on not paying the reward as your offer of the reward did not entice the person to locate your ring.

Actually, I would like to see the reward poster, it is said something along the lines of "reward of $3,000 for the return of my ring, no questions asked", then I think the loser of the ring may lose in court.
2013-01-04 01:52:57 PM  
1 vote:
Stupid biatch. If you find a $20K ring you don't turn it in for the reward. Cash For Gold is how real thieves deal with precious metals.
2013-01-04 01:13:59 PM  
1 vote:
Because if you're that careless with a firearm then you have no right to own one.

Some statements are just to true to believe.

p.s. if you find a 2nd gun I'll take it for you.
2013-01-04 01:06:38 PM  
1 vote:

Sofa King Smart: it does appear to be pretty precious in the photo...

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That's not a photo. The woman just mimeographed her hand while wearing the ring...
2013-01-04 12:21:16 PM  
1 vote:
Lots of fun tidbits in TFA, partially because I live in STL.

1. I've been tanning exactly once. It was before senior prom, and my date wanted me to look less pale for pictures. It was at this place. (Unless there's more than one TanCo is St. Chuck, entirely possible.)

2. Did anyone else read "Jack Banas" as "Jack Bananas"?

3. "Who follows those statutes if you find something on a sidewalk? Nobody," said Joseph J. Simeone, a professor emeritus at St. Louis University School of Law

Prof Simeone taught my brother at SLU law; I went there for undergrad but knew him as well.

4. St. Charles police Detective Mike Myers

This shiat is too easy; I'll let someone else run with it.

5. She had to hire Clayton attorney Matthew Chase

Works in the same building as my brother does now.

6. "Police have treated this like it's the robbery of Fort Knox with an army," he said.

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2013-01-04 12:15:53 PM  
1 vote:
I thought this was going to be about Congress.
2013-01-04 09:06:41 AM  
1 vote:
Pretty much every story I read about a reward being posted for a lost valuable item ends up with the person attempting to claim the reward being arrested. I consider myself a pretty honest person. I'll return money to a cashier if they give me too much change. But it would give me pause if I found anything I knew there was reward out for.
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