I told them the story and they were going to handcuff me.
It seems that every time I turn on the news, all I hear is how someone broke into someone’s home and stole something. I’m sure some of the break-ins were people who couldn’t find labor and needed money to support their families. This doesn’t make it any better because no matter how you slice it, it is still illegal. Personally, I would rather go on welfare than steal from someone, however not everyone feels that way. Last year I was talking to a single of our neighbors and he told me he had a window a/c he was trying to sell. He said he had only used the a/c a couple weeks and he was willing to sell it for half of what he paid. I believed in helping our neighbor, so I bought the a/c. Two afternoons later I had the police knocking on our door. I didn’t have anything to hide, although I also didn’t want to talk to them since they weren’t wearing masks. When I heard them knock again, I opened the door. They saw the AC device and asked where I got it from and why I didn’t answer the door. I told them the story and they were going to handcuff me. I took them to the neighbor who had sold the AC device to me. I’m glad I made him give me a receipt. As much as I didn’t want to see him in even more trouble, I wasn’t going to go to jail for break-in and burglary. He was the a single who stole the AC device and lied about it.