Does this count as a crime?
If a person’s money fell out of his pocket, and you decided to borrow it instead of giving it back to him, will you be guilty of doing this even though you did not have the intention of stealing his money from his pocket?
- Little PrincessLv 76 months ago
Yes, it's a crime. You can only "decide to borrow it" if someone is willing to lend it. Calling theft by a different name doesn't make it legal.
- SlickterpLv 76 months ago
So you steal it. Borrow? No.
- ANDRE LLv 76 months ago
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride.
The word 'borrow' includes RETURNING the item BACK to the owner. It also implies that the owner KNOWS that their property is being 'borrowed' at that time.
Neither thing is true about your stealing scenario.
- KathyLv 76 months ago
Just because the money fell out of his pocket, it still belongs to him. So keeping it is still stealing.
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- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 76 months ago
Theft is theft. There is no way to put a spin on it to make it ok.
- The DevilLv 76 months ago
You idea of borrowing is completely wrong. A thief is a thief.