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Don't Call the Cops No. 359: Police Keep Suspiciously Large Tip

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Minnesota area waitress sues to get back money she foolishly tipped off the cops to. Details:

According to the lawsuit filed three weeks ago:

The waitress was working at the Moorhead Fryn' Pan when she noticed that a woman had left a to-go box from another restaurant on the table.

The waitress picked it up, followed the woman to her car and tried to give her the box, but the woman replied, "No, I am good; you keep it."

The waitress thought that was strange, but she agreed and went back inside the restaurant, the lawsuit states. The box felt too heavy to contain only leftovers, so she looked inside and found cash rolled up in rubber bands.

"Even though I desperately needed the money as my husband and I have 5 children, I feel I did the right thing by calling Moorhead Police," she states in the lawsuit.

Police arrived and seized the money, which the woman was told amounted to roughly $12,000. She was first told the money would be hers if it wasn't claimed within 60 days, the lawsuit states. Then she claims she was told to wait 90 days.

Ninety days passed, and police told her she wouldn't receive the money because it's being held as part of a drug investigation. Instead, she got a $1,000 reward.

She has filed suit in Clay County District Court to get the money back. Good luck.

Reason on police asset forfeiture.

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  1. fool and money….

    1. My first thought too. Someone gives you a tip, you say thank you and out it in your pocket.

      I tip well, generally 50-200%. It may sound foolish to some, but after a few visits, you get fantastic service and larger portions every time. I used to work in restaurants, so I know how shitty waiting tables can be. Today, I make a ton of money and still keep that in mind.

      1. “put” it in your pocket.

      2. +1

      3. I tip well, generally 50-200%…larger portions every time.

        If you want to pay 3x, you could just, like, order more food, right?

        1. Then I’d have to dedicate a room in my house to hold all of the refrigerators.

          But seriously, you must recall a time in your life when you were you and didn’t make much money. There is a time to be poor and thrifty and a time to be well-fed and generous.

          1. I AM Mirlande Wilson.

            BTW, her name sort of fits my post.

          2. I’ve never been poor-poor since I started earning, but I haven’t yet made it to where 200% tips make sense.

            I might be biased though, because I don’t really like the whole eating out experience in the 1st place. Deliver it to me…and don’t expect more than 15% unless my food came in more than 1 bag.

    2. Even though I desperately needed the money as my husband and I have 5 children

      Has 5 kids and, apparently, can barely afford them. A fool and her money, indeed.

      1. As a friend who grew up in the ghetto told me, “Never talk to the cops. Never talk to the cops.”

  2. We got overhead! Check out our new assault tank.

  3. Life must be pretty rough for this waitress if her first response to generosity is calling the cops.

    1. If she *didn’t* report it, imagine the repercussions. You get ****ed going and coming.

      1. You got a point. If she hadn’t called the cops a jealous coworker might have.
        Then she’d be facing charges as well as having the money stolen.

      2. If she *didn’t* report it, imagine the repercussions

        What repercussions? Just don’t deposit it into your account, and no one will ever know a thing.

        1. Until the IRS caught wind of it.

          1. How is the IRS going to do that?

            $12,000 is nothing to the IRS. They wipe their ass with $12,000. They care about the big money evasions, not penny ante shit like this.

            1. HAHA. You wish. Any deposit in cash over 10K is immediately reported to the IRS. You would have to deposit less than 10K and spend the rest on hookers, who take cash and don’t report to the IRS.

              1. Or I deposit $6000 into one account and $6000 into another.

                You act like I haven’t done this before, John.

                1. Structuring transactions so as to avoid the $10K threshold is also illegal.

                  1. So? Have fun proving it.

                    1. It’s the IRS. You prove to them you didn’t.

                  2. Structuring transactions so as to avoid the $10K threshold is also illegal.

                    Use the cash to pay for things as they normally come up, and deposit your normal income as it comes in. All you’ve done is taken checks to the bank, as they must be, and spent cash, as is convenient.

                    Note that the way inflation is taking us, eventually all transactions will be reportable.

              2. I think the reduced the automatic reporting amount. In any case, why deposit it? You take that money and buy groceries, pay for car repairs, maybe buy your 5 brats a new pair of shoes.

                1. This^^

                  I asked my banker, while down in the safe deposit vault, what he though most of the boxes contained. His answer: cash.

              3. Any deposit in cash over 10K is immediately reported to the IRS.

                Well of course you don’t deposit it, silly goose!

                You would have to deposit less than 10K and spend the rest on hookers, who take cash and don’t report to the IRS.

                Please tell me you’re resouceful enough that you’d be able to make better use of 12 grand in cash than that.

                1. Well Ken most of it would go on hookers and booze. But I have to admit, I probably would waste some of it.

                  1. +10 gonorrheas.

              4. That’s why you don’t deposit it. If you really need the money, that would probably cover your cash expenditures for a few years.

                1. “A few years” Ha!

                  I think it costs 12k a year to support a decent nicotine habit in NYC.

            2. Now that I think about it, what she should have done, was kept the money and deposited it as a “tip”. And told the IRS about it. Then called the cops and said “hey you know I got this huge tip and the more I think about it, something is wrong”.

              Then when the cops wanted to see the money say “oh I was afraid something would happen to it so I deposited it in my account, is that a problem?”.

              Then there is no cash for Rover to sniff and no way for the cops ever to link the money to drugs or accuse you of being dishonest. Fuck you cops.

              1. Like kinnath said at 3:50 😉

                Some times you get to use the system against the bastards.

              2. what she should have done, was kept the money and deposited it as a “tip”. And told the IRS about it. Then called the cops

                See, now you’re laying it on too thick. Subtlety is key to proper trollage.

                1. I am being serious Karl. I am not trolling. I can understand why she wanted to call the cops. You don’t want the cops to think you are involved in something. And you don’t want to cheat on your taxes. But you want to keep the money.

                  So what do you do? You deposit the money, so the actual cash is gone and the cops can’t make a case against it. And then you call the cops so they can’t make a case against you.

                  “Oh I shouldn’t have deposited that money? I am sorry, I guess you will have to go fuck yourself then.”

                  1. I agree. The circumstances of the “tip” will cause problems if the waitress tries to keep the cash.

                    So eliminate the cash by putting it into the bank, and then make yourself right with the IRS.

                    At that point, the police have absolutely nothing they can do. The cash was given freely, and the “income” was report to the IRS.

                    The waitress is totally clean to keep whatever the feds and state don’t take in income taxes.

                  2. Yeah, and then the cops can arrest you for evidence tampering or destruction. Then they seize your account and have you under investigation for fucking up their summer picnic fund money laundering.

                    1. Nope. The money wasn’t “found” out in the street. So “lost property” laws don’t apply. The waitress had no legal obligation to report the case to the police.

                      The money was a “tip” left on the table and confirmed by the customer. So all the waitress has to do is declare the income and keep the IRS happy.

                    2. Have to agree with kinnath on this one. If she did this local law enforcement probably would never have even heard about it.

                    3. Correct. And the “gift” amount was under the annual gift tax threshold, so the woman who gave it to her was not required to report it.

                    4. But, you still have deposit alerts set off by the bank for the 12k deposit. The bank will record that you recieved it as a tip, but will hold the money until they are certain that it is yours.

                      Which means that homeland security will know that you, a poor ass waitress in Minnesota, are now depositing 12k in cash. It’s gonna raise some red flags, and I want to say the cash is physically held until cleared for deposit.

                      I’d go ask one of the tellers at the front if that’s the case, but then they’d know I’m not really doing any work back here in my office.

                    5. Are you saying homeland security is more likely or less likely to eventually release this money to the waitress?

                    6. But, you still have deposit alerts set off by the bank for the 12k deposit. The bank will record that you recieved it as a tip, but will hold the money until they are certain that it is yours.

                      Which means that homeland security will know that you, a poor ass waitress in Minnesota, are now depositing 12k in cash. It’s gonna raise some red flags, and I want to say the cash is physically held until cleared for deposit.

                      I’d go ask one of the tellers at the front if that’s the case, but then they’d know I’m not really doing any work back here in my office.

                    7. Seems to me it was more a gift than a tip.

            3. “They care about the big money evasions, not penny ante shit like this.”

              That’s exactly backwards, according to my tax man, who is the best in my area. It’s the big fish that they don’t care about too much — the little guy is easy and makes a good example. Remember: it’s not about the money, it’s about…OBEY.

            4. Step 1: Buy a safe.

              Step 2: Put safe in closet.

              Step 3: Put money in safe.

              Step 4: Close safe.

              Step 5: Remove cash as needed for expenses less than $500.

              1. Agreed, sans safe.

          2. Plus, if you don’t deposit it or otherwise report it to anyone and keep it in cash form, the IRS won’t know anything about it. Sure, that might be a pain in the ass, but what the IRS doesn’t know…

            1. Sure, that might be a pain in the ass

              Pain in the ass? So you live a plastic-free life for a little while, big deal. That’s one “pain” I’d gladly live with 😉

              1. You could even write a self-righteous Gawker article about it!

                1. Slate, dammit. Slate. Still no edit button, even with the registration, huh?

              2. Buy yourself some prepaid VISA cards if you have to have plastic.

          3. Until the IRS caught wind of it.

            Which will not happen if she doesn’t deposit it or make one huge cash purchase.

            1. Right, depositing it is a bad idea. Even if she did it the under-the-radar way, which would be a low amount like $300 every week or two, she could be on the hook for reporting it as tips to the IRS and have to pay tax on it.

              Is there any way she could later get in trouble for having this money?

              1. Only if she got pulled over and made a fuss about the cops taking it.

              2. Is there any way she could later get in trouble for having this money?

                Keeping it in cash form and using it discreetly? I’d love to know how.

                Having said that, if she’s really the one who called the cops to report it, then she’s obviously no brain scientist. Maybe she’ll go put 12 grand down on a new car. I’ve heard that can get you reported.

          4. It’s not cheating on your taxes until you file.

            You get a huge tip today and deposit it, you square up with the IRS next April.

            You may end up on some fed large deposit list, BFD.

            You can still choose not to deposit it, use for everyday cash expenses, then report it come tax time and not have committed a crime.

      3. criminal charges, IRS troubles….I didn’t see anyone mention how CPS would take her 5 kids away.

  4. Why the fuck would she call the cops? She specifically tried to give it back to the woman and was specifically told to keep it.

    1. She was probably afraid the cops would eventually get involved and then they would have arrested her for not reporting.

    2. Yeah, getting her door busted down in the middle of the night and her dog shot out from under its wagging tail is a better ending.

    3. Obviously, such a nice gesture was suspicious. It’s just like walking into a 7-11 and some asshole holds the door open for you. Surely, they’re up to no good.

      1. The other day I was at the hardware store and noticed a guy trying to put a bag of cement on the shelf under the basket of the shopping cart, but it kept rolling. So I went over and stopped it for him. He looked at me in a totally bewildered way. I said “Stopping it from rolling”. He got the bag on there and I walked away before he could start a fight.

        1. I’ll bet you leave pennies in the tray by the register too. Fuckin’ do-gooder.

          1. Nah. I rarely use cash. But another time I was at the town hall to register the car, and the people in front of me were being held up because they were three cents short.
            I happened to have some coins in my pocket so I dropped a nickle on the counter. They freaked out. I mean, totally freaked out. “Oh my God thank you! Let me go to the car to see if there’s any change!” and literally ran outside to check. They found a few pennies and ran back inside. Total fucking scene. Over a fucking nickle.
            I just wanted to get them out of the way so I could pay the lady a couple hundred bucks so that men with guns wouldn’t harass me for not having a sticker on my license plate.

            1. Are you sure you’re not the second coming of Jesus?

              1. Naw. Jesus like his women with some meat on their bones.

            2. Kentucky is a little more accepting of stranger kindness. I get stuff off of high shelves for little old ladies all the time.

              Of course, I grin at people constantly to look non-threatening to counter my wife saying that in public I have a scary look on my face most of the time. Dead eyes, like a doll’s eyes.

              1. And the grin counteracts this effect? Or it just frustrates your wife?

                1. The grin makes him look retarded instead of menacing. Think Sling Blade on nitrous.

                  1. That sounds pretty menacing to me.

                    1. I try not to manically grin, but it’s hard sometimes, you know?

                    2. The grin probably does help your small engine repair business. So there is that.

                    3. I try not to manically grin, but it’s hard sometimes, you know?

                      I don’t grin manically all the time, but when I do, I do it with no added sugar.

                    4. Alright then.

                  2. “He was just a little feller, mmm hmm.”

                  3. The grin makes him look retarded instead of menacing. Think Sling Blade on nitrous.

                    So now people see him coming and think he’s “sex nuts and retard strong”. Surprised he hasn’t been maced by some of those little old ladies.

                    1. He’s built up an immunity to iocane powder mace.

              2. And the scariest part of their encounters with you was right before they get into their car to drive away.

              3. I bare my teeth to make my smile extra genuine.

          2. Copper causes scrotum cancer. Never put them in your pocket. Let the tray get tumors.

            You’re welcome.

            1. Pennies are mostly zinc though, so it’s all good.

        2. It works the other way too. I found a $20 in the parking lot on the way into the DMV branch. When I asked to see if someone inside had lost it, people looked at me like I was some sort of rare hero, old ladies grinning, one guy gave me a thumbs-up. It wasn’t my money. If no one had been around I would have just kept it, but the DMV is a cash-only operation and the money was right outside. It wasn’t a big deal to ask.

          I’m not to be all old guy, but our culture is fucked.

          1. Should I get off your lawn, grandpa?

            1. [shakes cane angrily]

              1. “Your social security check is late! Things cost more than they used to! Young people use curse words!”

          2. the DMV is a cash-only operation

            Hell, they even take AMEX in Texas.

            1. Christ, I was just at the state DMV in Atlanta to get an Alabama rebuilt title transferred – they can’t do it at the county level.

              Yeah, they take AMEX in Georgia. And Discover and M/C. But not Visa, no debit cards and sure as hell no checks – like none of them have been to a Wal-mart in 20 years and seen a Vericheck machine.

              You walk into a big open lobby with about 5 armed guards standing around, the walls are nothing but service windows. In the center of the lobby area is a desk where you stand in line and slowly shuffle your way forward until you get to the front of the line and find out the line at the desk is so that you can GET A NUMBER and go sit down with the other 150 people there and wait a couple of hours for your number to be called so you can go to a window and be told you might not be able to get a title because your name is not the name printed on the front of the Alabama title you are trying to transfer into your name.

              That’s when you find out why the armed guards are there – for $5 they will shoot you in the head and put you out of your fucking misery.

              1. Wow. The NH DMV must be the nicest one in the world. I’ve never had to wait in more than one line or for more than 15 minutes or so. The people are even usually reasonably nice and helpful (except for the dick cop who gave me my driving test and the bitchy lady who I dealt with last time I renewed my license). They take personal checks too. Why not, they know where you live.

                1. Why not, they know where you live.

                  Or so they think, muwahahaetc

          3. If you insist on wearing your Superman jammies around town this will keep happening to you.

            1. I had to cut the footies out of them. Stupid lack of adult sizes.

              1. Tell me about it.

          4. I thought it was hard core political porn that fucked our culture.

            1. I am the cause, or merely a symptom?

              1. you are a vicious circle (-jerk?)

          5. It’s not even that people are particularly bad that makes us fucked.

            They are just stupid and totally out of touch with reality. That’s why kindness surprises them.

    4. Remember children…only cops are capable of lying.

      It’s quite possible this waitress just found the money and was expecting to be allowed to keep it but is just trying to cover her butt legally by fabricating that the person said to keep it.

      But she doesn’t have a badge so her soul is as pure as the driven snow.

      1. I would take the word of any waitress over a cop’s. So yeah, you got me there.

        1. Her nefarious motives are what led her to involve the police, John.

      2. Even if she just found it, why shouldn’t she be able to keep it if no one claimed it in a reasonable amount of time?

        1. She should be able to. I think asset forfeiture laws are teh suck and are probably being misapplied in this case even if one considers them legit.

          Just responding to the credulity with which the waitress’ story is being accepted by certain persons here.

      3. Did you read the fucking article? Or are you just Dunphy trolling?

        1. Professor Pomeranian just needed to nip at some heels, dude. It’s his compulsion.

          1. He hasn’t gotten in a good and solid tut-tutting in for hours.

        2. Nothing in the article contradicts the scenario I laid out. If there is independent evidence that she was given permission to keep the money, it’s not evident from the article.

          1. Yeah, because it totally makes sense for her to find $12,000 on the floor at her restaurant, call the cops and then make up a story about how she found it. You know those waitresses; deviant bastards.

            If you’re going to throw out scenarios, at least make them reasonable.

    5. “Why the fuck would she call the cops?”

      Because she lives in Moorehead, MN, that’s why. It’s a totally different mind-set up there.

      1. It’s a totally different head. Totally.

  5. “Even though I desperately needed the money as my husband and I have 5 children, I feel I did the right thing by calling Moorhead Police,” she states in the lawsuit.

    That’s what you get for acting on what you feel.

  6. Call me paranoid, but the first thing I would think is that I was being set up somehow.

    Still wouldn’t call the cops.

    1. I bet she thought the same thing. And then told her employer about it. I bet he called the cops not her.

  7. Fucking due process… how does it work?

    1. They found the money guilty.

      1. Actually, that’s true. Brian failed to quote this part.

        Police are arguing the money had a strong odor of marijuana and that it therefore falls under a state law that allows money to be seized if it’s found in proximity to controlled substances, the lawsuit states. A police dog also performed a sniff test on the money, and his handler believed the dog detected an odor, the lawsuit states.

        1. A police dog also performed a sniff test on the money, and his handler believed the dog detected an odor, the lawsuit states.

          Let me put on my surprised face upon hearing that Rover found the scent of drugs.

          1. Pretty sure those dogs are just trained to detect the smell of money.

        2. I thought every piece of US currency already has some coke on it anyway. Nice scam.

          Maybe a skunk sprayed it…

          1. In that case every piece of US currency currently in circulation shall be confiscated by Law Enforcement from this time forward. Any citizens subjects are required to turn over all currency to their nearest police precinct within 30 days. After that time, possesion of US currency will be deemed a class 1 felony as well as obstruction of justice. Thank you for cooperation.

          2. Coke residue on money is one of the few things I’ve seen on snopes that shows up as true.

        3. Since the police have the money, can’t they test for drug residue? Should be fairly simple to determine if the money has drugs on it.

          his handler believed the dog detected an odor

          So he doesn’t know if his dog is alerting or not? WTF.

          1. Well, it might have been the odor of milkbones. Or cat shit. Dogs love cat shit.

            1. Yeah. What’s up with that?

              1. It’s the next best thing to eating a cat.

            2. IME, dogs prefer cat food, and cats prefer dog food, so cat duties are the next best thing for dogs to eating cat food. Our dog Lucky munched enthusiastically on horse duties. This is why dogs have bad breath.

        4. Does the law “allow money to be seized if it’s found in proximity to controlled substances” or “if, perhaps, it was once in proximity to controlled substances”? Because I don’t think the first wording applies here.

          1. I think that what they really meant was “we already spent it, so fuck you.”

          2. Don’t be ridiculous. First, they put it in the evidence locker, where they keep all the controlled substances.

            Then, next time they went in there, bam, here was all this money in proximity to all those controlled substances.

            Open. And. Shut.

        5. That BS would’ve been a smidge more believable if they had said coke instead of pot.

          1. cops are at least honest enough to admit that even their Super Noses can’t detect coke at 10paces.

            1. Oh I think there are some cops with a nose for coke.

              1. “detect at 10paces” not “consume at 10paces”

  8. Just think about how much drugs and booze $12,000 will buy at the next big cop party, though.

    1. Cops don’t buy drugs and booze. They get it from the evidence locker.

      1. And they get the hookers from the lockup.

  9. No good deed etc etc…

  10. You would think that by now, people would know not to ever call the cops.

    1. Too much Law and Order, not enough The Shield.

      1. That sounds suspiciously like you’re suggesting the police aren’t infallible.

        1. Police Officer: “I am a professional”
          Creasy: “That’s what everyone keeps telling me”

          1. Lisa: “What are you gonna do?”
            Creasy: “What I do best. I’m gonna kill ’em.”

    2. Well, the police are making sure one by one that people regret calling the cops. Eventually everyone will know better.

      1. Maybe that’s it. They’re trying to get such a poor reputation that people will stop calling them for anything. Then they can finally start living their dream of sitting on their fat pig asses stuffing their fat pig faces with donuts and coffee all day on the taxpayer’s dime.

        1. Don’t forget the occasional murder.

        2. Or puppycide…’cause it was comin’ right at him!

  11. … police told her she wouldn’t receive the money because it’s being held as part of a drug investigation.

    She should be thankful her home wasn’t no-knocked and her dog shot. That’s gotta be worth 12 grand right there.

    1. That was before she filed a lawsuit.

  12. I would have kept the money; declared the “tip” as income; and submitted a quarterly payment to the IRS.

    One of the rare cases when it’s a bad idea to under-report yout tip income.

  13. Police are arguing the money had a strong odor of marijuana and that it therefore falls under a state law that allows money to be seized if it’s found in proximity to controlled substances, the lawsuit states. A police dog also performed a sniff test on the money, and his handler believed the dog detected an odor, the lawsuit states.

    Richie said police have told him the cash isn’t available for independent drug testing. He believes the law is being misapplied.

    “Hey, if you wanna go down the Dunkin’ Donuts and try to figure out which bills were from the box, you can go ahead and do your independent tests.”

    1. Have the money ask for a trial by jury. Make the state prove that it had a controlled substance on it. If they can’t because they don’t have the money anymore; then not guilty, and give her the money.

    2. police have told him the cash isn’t available for independent drug testing

      …because we already spent it all on new assault gear for the SWAT tema hookers and blow.

    3. I thought that was a joke, then I RTFA’d.

      Wow–dog sniff proves money guilty of proximity to jam band.

  14. Has anybody actually seen this guilty money, or are we all taking the police’s word for it that it is safely locked away as evidence? Seems like they might be covering for somebody.

  15. Shouldn’t she still get the money after the “investigation” concludes?

    1. If she hasn’t died of old age and the money hasn’t been misplaced and she files the proper paperwork a few times, then maybe.

  16. “Even though I desperately needed the money as my husband and I have 5 children, I feel I did the right thing

    Just like the story from a couple of weeks ago about the guy who got arrested for offering a couple of girls a ride home the lesson is: never do the “right thing”.

    1. Yes, and by scaring the public from helping others it only encourages more dependence on the state to solve all our problems. We are so screwed.

    2. You should know better than to give somebody money.

  17. OT:
    Alleged lottery winner likely a head case:

    “Now Wilson, who has not yet substantiated her claim by producing the winning ticket, says the ticket is hidden in the McDonald’s where she works, the Post reports.

    “I left my ticket there and it’s somewhere safe that only I know about. I’m waiting for things to calm down so I can go back to McDonald’s and get it. The people [at McDonald’s] are too excited. I want their heads to cool down before I go back,” Wilson told the Post.

    The claim is the latest in a series of conflicting reports that Wilson–a Haitian immigrant and mother of seven–has given news outlets about the ticket.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..aing-grid7|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk3&pLid=149196

    1. She was just trolling the media.

      1. NO I’m not. I took the ticket, which I purchased separately from the tickets i bought with the money my coworkers gave me and then hid the ticket at McDonald’s. What part of that don’t you understand?

      2. That’ll get you 25 years in Arizona.

    2. Didn’t this happen in Willy Wonka too?

      1. Willy Wonka 2: Chocolate Boogaloo, you mean?

  18. Clearly, the cops deserve this money more than the waitress. They’re putting their lives on the line everyday in the toughest neighborhoods of America, and in return receive only competitive pay, generous pensions, and near 100% job security.

    Giving up $12,000 is really the least that this entitled waitress could do, when confronted with the heroism of our boys in blue.

    1. The toughest neighborhoods in… northwest Minnesota. Keep in mind that Moorhead is just across the border from Fargo.

      1. Hey! Growing up I did think that F/M was the Big Time. The mean streets of Moorhead were something that we worried about as we rolled in off the prairie.

        How can you trust a community where the mascot for the local high school is the Spuds?

      2. Have you seen what they do to people in Fargo. Don’t even ask about the wood chipper.

  19. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/i…..NnbyEGuP7K

    Even Pandas have sex tapes now.

    1. I’m sure STEVE SMITH is excited.

    2. I never took you for a panda porn kinda guy John.

      1. See: Rule 34. Also, Rule 35.

    3. Goddamit. The perfect excuse to link to Seanbaby’s masterpiece on panda porn and modern ethics and Seanbaby is blocked at work.

      1. Thank you for reminding me that I have a few months of Seanbaby to catch up on.

    4. And then this guy commented on the article.

      Shit, I think we’ve found STEVE.

    5. “Sweetie was rubbing against the sides of the love tunnel before it opened.”

      WAT

  20. Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said he couldn’t discuss the matter.

    “We certainly have an ongoing investigation with it, with suspicion of narcotics or the involvement of narcotics investigators,” he said.

    Such fucking bullshit! If it hasn’t already been said, you can theoretically make narcotics investigators “investigate” every asset you “acquire” in order to put it under lock and key forever.

    Richie said there was no evidence of a drug deal. He said the seizure could discourage people from turning in found money and set a bad precedent.

    “That would mean that any money that ever had any drugs on it could be confiscated by the police at any time,” he said. “You know how ridiculous that would be?”

    Oh yes, it was said before.

  21. “Morgan was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb 21, 2005, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. While both police and Morgan agree on that much, what happened next is a mystery.

    According to police, Morgan opened fire with his service weapon when officers tried to arrest him, which caused them to shoot him 28 times. His family, however, very much doubts those claims. ”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..ostpopular

    1. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of the increase in cop deaths they keep bitching about are due to cops shooting it out with each other.

  22. When I was eighteen, I worked in a grocery store. I found a .38 that someone had stashed behind the cans of tomato sauce. Although I wanted a gun at that time, I turned it in to the police instead.

    Should I have just kept it?

    1. You should have given it to your attorney.

    2. I’d have bben thinking somebody ditched a .38 in the grocery store for reasons unknown. Hell no.

      Of course, I have a .38 that I am honestly unsure as to how I acquired it.

      1. Of course, I have a .38 that I am honestly unsure as to how I acquired it.

        Got a shelf of tomato sauce in your house?

    3. Super, Auto, or Special?

    4. Should I have just kept it?

      Sure. Why not?

      As between you and the cops, I don’t see why you don’t have the superior claim to the piece.

      1. Keeping a found gun is a bad idea. There’s a pretty good chance that it could have been stolen, could have been used in a crime. And if it is and you’re found with it, it’s a good way to catch a trip to club Fed.

    5. This wasn’t meant to be a trick question. I’ve often wondered if I should have kept it, but I told the store manager and we called the police. He told me that a cop followed up a week or so later because the gun had been stolen.

      Receiving stolen property is a crime, but I doubt that I would have been or could have been charged had I kept the gun and got caught.

  23. People, people, people. There is no nuance to be found here. It’s a simple case of “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”

  24. As soon as I open that bag and see rolls of cash, I close it and say, “Oh, would you believe what pigs some people are? She left her stinking garbage in here! I’ll take it out to the dumpster in the alley right now before it stinks up the whole place.”

  25. Why would she want to put the $$$ in a bank anyways? It’s not like they pay interest these days. A poor waitress is used to spending cash. Hell, she might even physically carry cash in to pay her light bill at the electric utility office every month.

    1. If she’s like a despicable person I know, she only reports actual wages, but no tips, so she can live in Section 8 housing, while keeping the cashy money in coffee cans to live pretty high off the hog.

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