Stacy Knutson of Moorhead, Minnesota was told by a departing customer to keep the customer’s take-out box of food. When Stace looked inside she found $12,000 in cash.
Stacy’s family was having hard financial times and she figured that someone had done this to help, but like a “good citizen”, she told the police about her find.
Well, the cops happily scooped up the money and then told her it was part of a drug investigation. That means, “Thank you for all the nice money”. Fortunately for Stacy, the case drew a lot of attention and finally the Assistant Clay County Attorney, Michelle Lawson, admitted to reporters that the money WAS NOT connected to any drug investigation, and that Stacy was going to be issued a check for the full amount.
It has never been my experience that cops are more honest than the rest of us. In fact, I think they’re a lot less honest. Roughly 90% of everyone in law enforcement are either alcoholics, or have an alcoholic parent, or come from an abusive or otherwise dysfunctional home. Check that out for yourself, it’s true. Dysfunctional people do not tend to be paragons of virtue.
If some stranger gives you a wad of cash, WHY IN HELL would you turn around and give it to the cops instead of keeping it? Lucky for Stacy, she got it back, but only because pressure was put on the cops to justify keeping it for themselves, which they ultimately couldn’t do.
Being a cop is just a job. There are far more dangerous jobs, crab fishing for just one example. Cops are not heroes, no matter how much they try to make themselves look like heroes. What most cops are is arrogant and power drunk. You can trust them to do the job they were hired for, in at least a half-assed fashion, the same as you can trust a body shop or a plumber to more or less fix something. But that’s it. NEVER hand over a gift of money to a cop. I mean, would you hand it over to your plumber?