Originally Posted by JayJay
I recall hearing about police arresting people for picking up a 20 dollar bill. I can't remember which city, but the money was put on the sidewalk intentionally.
I got yelled at when I tried to pick up a euro coin at a TSA checkpoint. Something along the lines of "Put it down, that's not yours!". I didn't feel like arguing- if it wasn't after customs and all that crap after entering the US on a long flight, I probably would have, but apparently the high school dropouts have never heard of the doctrine of abandoned property. Because if it's abandoned by the idiot who dropped it with no intention of ever coming back, it is my property now. As for the twenty in the street arrest, christ. Some lawyer should tear them a new one over that just on principle.