Melanie, at Sparks from a Combustible Mind, has Law & Order: Criminal Intent on her mind for this week’s Share Your World episode.
Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e., eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)?
I’m ashamed to admit it, but back in high school, my buddy and I would go to a Hot Shoppes restaurant and we’d each order a Mighty Mo sandwich (a Big Mac precursor), French fries with gravy, and a Coke. When we were done, we’d go to the restroom, which was on the lower level, and then, after doing our business, walk back upstairs and exit the restaurant.
Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)?
I’ve been in car accidents, but as to leaving the scene of the accident, no. Well, other than after lightly tapping another car’s bumper while trying to squeeze into or maneuvering out of a tight parking spot.
Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers’? Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in?
If I found a wallet or a purse, and there was some identification in it, I’d either try to contact the owner or I’d take it to the nearest police station. That said, if I found a $20 bill on the sidewalk, I’d pick it up and go to the nearest convenience store and buy $20 worth of Powerball tickets.
What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted?
In high school I shoplifted a live chameleon from a pet store at a mall…and got caught.