Re: Why's it always the morons that get all the luck?
posted at 9/7/2011 10:15 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Why's it always the morons that get all the luck?
[QUOTE] Trust me, you have no idea what you're talking about. Try being hunted down by two very organized gangs and staying alive and I might say you know what you're talking about.
Posted by undead[/QUOTE]
I think you're missing the point. A bag of money doesn't have any identifying tags on it.
Like : This is the property of a criminal in the commission of a crime. Hands Off.
Failure to heed this warning will result in serious and often times deadly consequences for whomever shall take this bag without the expressed written consent of the criminal thereto.
Any bag of money; a lost wallet; or simple cash lying on the street is up for grabs. Back in 2006 was the last time I remember taking money I found lying in a parking lot. I looked around to see if anyone was comming back for it; picked it up and spent it. ( went to see X-MEN The Last Stand at the Loews/AMC complex in Boston)
The likliest assumption is that a criminal left it there but unless he or she returned the next day to grab it; I say take it - and for a 49 year old in that guy's position he should have unless he thought about his father. Any ordinary person would have been free and clear, but this guy was tied down because it was on his father's property buried in a vegetable garden.
Organized criminals are organized for a reason. They're far more sophisticated about where they stash money where it can't be found randomly or without a deliberate search.
Whitey Bulger is said to have money stashed all over the world. Most likely in lockboxes. Lockboxes, lockers, in cracks and crevices underneath bridges where people don't go.
As far as some morons who think too much like what is seen in movies about criminal money exchanges - they don't take place in public.
In real life, I imagine money exchanges take place in remote wilderness areas, state parks along a walking path or trail; particularly on a sunday or holiday when most people stay home.
If I came along money; it's always likely it would be a small amount like I did the last time. If it's a larger amount in the bushes or in the weeds; I have no choice but to assume it wasn't necessarily stashed but likely tossed while someone was running.
If it's a suitcase full of money. No average person today is going to come across it. Suitcases left alone anywhere is likely reported. In a library, supermarket, bank or public square as lost property.
No one today is going to come across a suitcase and walk off with it without being noticed.
If you're not walking off with a suitcase wearing regular clothes; you likely assume ( while turning it in ) it's a business man's lost papers or a terrorist's suitcase nuke.