If someone sold a stolen gun to someone, can that person get in trouble with the police?
If they knew the gun was stolen, then yes. It’s illegal even to possess stolen property knowingly, let alone sell it.Proving that the person knew, or should have known, that the property was stolen can be a challenge, and the details vary by state. The simple answer, though, is that if you suspect property was stolen, then don’t possess it, and if you only realize it was stolen after you already possess it, then make a police report immediately so that you aren’t committing the crime of possession of stolen property (other than during the short time it takes to call a cop, which doesn’t count). Certainly don’t try to sell the item and make the stolen property someone else’s problem.This type of answer seems to generate a lot of “what if’s” in the comments, most of them aimed toward seeing what excuses can be used to get away with such a crime or seeing how “close to the line” someone can get without actually crossing it. That’s a dangerous game, and you’d better have an extremely good lawyer, actually paid by you, giving you advice if that’s the game you want to play. My advice is to stay far from breaking such a law, and then you won’t have to worry about it.
What do I do if someone I know stole my jacket?
It's quite simple really, you call them on the phone and recite the following: "I know who you are, but I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money (or my jacket). But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare to people like you. If you give me back my jacket, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will pursue you, and I will kill you."
What can I do if someone stole my weed?
I live in a gated apartment complex and I had the last 10 bucks worth of my weed stash in the garage. I guess the night before I left the container it was in out in plain sight. I woke up the next day to find that the maintenance guys had been in my garage to fix my AC and my weed gone. So, obviously it was one of the two guys who came, but what can I really do? I haven't said anything as of yet because first off I have pets that I haven't paid the $600 deposit for that they could easily rat me out on, and I live with my GF so I don't want us getting kicked out. Any ideas? Besides the obvious . . . my louisville slugger.
I think someone stole my glasses what do i do?
First check the lost & found at school. You could keep a lookout for anybody that suddenly is wearing your model of raybans (but don't yank them off thier face because you don't know for certain if they are yours). Also if somebody stole them, they probably would be really nervous about wearing them back to the school where they were taken from so, I'm thinking you won't see them being worn at school (unless whoever stole them was unusually stupid). Unless whoever stole them just happens to have the same prescription as you, they will probably try to have the lenses changed. If you are in a small town, where there are only a few eyeglasses places, you could ask them to be on the look out for someone bringing in your model of raybans wanting prescription lenses changed. (You could provide your prescription so they can see if it matches, but I'm thinking they are busy with their own work and probably not going to make heroic efforts to watch for them and, even if they do run acros ones that match, it still isn't quite enough evidence to actually prove they are yours. You might try bluffing: put up a notice at school stating "A pair of prescription glasses was taken from the dance classroom, someone saw the person do it. Before I get the police involved, I am giving the person who took them a chance to return them to the lost & found, no questions asked". This might scare an inexperienced thief into returning them.
Someone I know stole my car key. What do I do to them if I can't get it back?
pillowcase them- this is an act of punishment, works good on thieves. At night in a dark place you approach thief from behind & throw a pillowcase over their head, what you do after that is up to you. break their fingers, nose, jaw, knees whatever you like. Don’t forget to get your key back. Good Luck! Iv’e never done this but I know people who do this for a living, occasionally I’ve used them to collect on unpaid debts. Pay your bills, you never know who people’s friends are :)
Sum1 stole my mp3 player?
what should i do i already told the school officer and i am asking people if they know someone if they have mp3 players for sale, so far no luck . it was stolen in gym class, i had no lock PLEASE HELP ME!!!
I found out that I was a stolen child. What should I do and think?
No matter how well your ‘parents’ treated you, your biological family is still probably grieving and in anguish over your disappearance. As a mother, it was always one of my worst fears. Not knowing where your child is, or if they’re dead or alive, has got to be the most gut wrenching pain imaginable. Please, for their sake, let them know that you’re alive. Even if the parents who raised you treated you well, what they did is still illegal. I, obviously, don’t know the full story: how they took you, why they took you, or if they believed they were truly adopting you legally. Losing a child destroys parents’ lives every day. Give your biological parents a chance to get to know you slowly and the peace that they deserve. None of this is your fault. I hope you realize that. Don’t let this destroy you. You have a family out there who has been waiting to find you. Reach out to them and contact the authorities. Good luck to you. This has got to be tearing you apart inside. Let someone help you with this difficult decision you have to make. Please take care of yourself and don’t lose sight of who you are in the aftermath that follows. Don’t accept any of the blame for this situation. You’re a victim. My heart breaks for you.
HELP!!! Someone stole my headphones in school, and I know who it is. How can I get it back?
I had a pair of Sony Wireless Headphones that cost me around $100. On Monday, as I wasn't paying attention to my backpack in the beginning of school, I came to find one zipper open and my headphones not there. At that point, I automatically knew it was stolen. A guy today who knows who stole it confronted me about it. He told me that the person who has my headphones is a big, fat Mexican dude who doesn't know English that well. He told me that this guy is completely ruthless and carries a switchblade and pocket knife. I know his name and information, and I was about to tell the office. The guy that confronted me along with his friends advised me not to report the thief to the office, or else he might come after me with his "crew"/gang. He brought up a solution, though. The thief is a crackhead and he's selling it for $20. The guy who told me who has them told me that he can offer some prices like $10 or $15 to the thief and see if he'll accept it. If he does, that guy will buy it back for me and I'll pay him back along with a $5 compensation fee. I'm strongly considering that option, but my friends were telling me that it's completely ridiculous that I have to pay for my own headphones back. They're urging me to tell my school office, but I'm scared that that guy will start tracking me down along with his gang and threaten me. My friends along with their friends said they'll back me up, and I appreciated the strength and loyalty that they have, but I really don't want violence involved. What should I do? Tell the school office, or allow that guy to buy it back for me with a $5 extra fee? I'm a 14 year old boy in the 8th grade if that helps.