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I think is more important to contact the police because,in this way there will be no accusation of something missing from the wallet.
Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by diamondsmith
The correct thing would be to check it for identification and see if you can contact that person.
I would return it because I believe in karma,
When I was a child I found a small change purse with no ID and a $5.00 bill and some change. I split it with the friend who was with me at the time. There was just no way to find the owner.
Originally posted by diamondsmith
How many did you find until now?
Originally posted by Viking9019
Everytime i find a wallet,whether money is inside it or not,i always had it in to the police.
Originally posted by Bixxi3
reply to post by diamondsmith
Oh i think its very important! We might not be feeling the effects of the soon to be economical collapse but when we do trust me no one is going to be looking for the owner of a gold watch. If today a man found a wallet with $100 in it would you judge him harshly for taking the money? If the responses i'vr seen from other posters are any thing to go by i would say people would. But what if you found out he has 2 starving babies too feed and and keep warm? Would it then be ok? If so how can we just change what is right and wrong like that?edit on 10-12-2011 by Bixxi3 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
I read an interesting post in another thread yesterday. I won't tell you which thread or who wrote it. The author's position was that proper morality is whatever that ensures the survival of the human race.
I have seen other posts claiming that inequality of wealth is the world's biggest problem and could endanger human survival.
I know that many people don't have a wallet with lots of money it.
You see the conclusion?
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Even though this is a hypothetical question, I have a recent story I would like to relate. I was running my grandmother around to different places yesterday, and we stopped at Wal-Mart. After coming out of the store, I noticed a black woman, probably 18 +/- 3, who was on the ground of the parking lot...
She was crawling under a car near mine, and she gets up with an envelope and starts literally SCREAMING and going crazy about how she had found some money. An envelope full of money. I mean she had a crazy reaction, that was kinda scary to be honest. Anyway, she had an old lady with her, probably her grandmother, who told her that the money wasn't hers and that she should turn it in.
The lady kept going on about how this was HER money now, despite the older lady telling her she shouldn't keep it. Well, she DID keep it, as was evident by the way she protected it, got in the car, and drove away. For some reason, probably because that wasn't the right thing to do, it really pissed me off.
This was a Friday, which is payday for most, and I was just assuming that someone had gotten their paycheck cashed at the bank inside the store, and had the envelope in their hands along with their bags, and simply dropped it when entering their vehicle.
I was just thinking, and I wished I could have asked her, how she would feel if she lost a large sum of money. As well as does she realize that someone may not be able to even EAT now. Some may say that it is the person who dropped its fault, but that is wrong.
Anyway, my grandmother called one of her friends as I started up the car, and related the story to her. This other lady is one of those really nosy people, who gets involved in everything, and so she called the store. They said there was nothing they could do about it since she had already left, or something like that. Maybe they couldn't do anything about it at all.
I thought about going to the police, but I thought better of it, as no crime, to my knowledge, had been committed. Simply horrible judgement and a horrible mentality.
To answer your question, NO, I would NOT leave it there. I would take it home, lol. If it had an ID in it I would take it home until I could take it to the person. If there were no ID in the wallet I would take it to the police station and hope that someone came looking for it. If not, I believe the contents would be yours after a certain amount of time.
Do I need the money? Yep. But I wouldn't have taken it, even if I just found the wallet on the street, because it is the WRONG thing to do.
If you find a wallet full of $,would you leave it there?