Video: City promises Dallas teen she can keep $2,000 that she found — and then confiscates it

posted at 7:32 pm on May 11, 2011 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, this reminds me of that now-infamous viral vid about the couple in Delaware who had their basketball hoop confiscated by the local petty bureaucracy. As in that case, rest assured that you will want to punch a wall after watching the clip. The news affiliate responsible for the report posted an online poll asking whether she should be allowed to keep the money; as of this writing, the vote stands at 7,684 to 106 or, in percentage terms … 99 to one. Local outrage is such that the mayor’s now been dragged into it, forced to stammer that he too thinks she should be allowed to keep the money and that they’ll review the policy by which the city keeps newly discovered cash if its owner can’t be located. They had better: Now that this story’s gotten major play locally and everyone knows the consequences of being honest, the cops will never again have a lost item reported to them when it’s found. Unless, I guess, young Ashley is the one who finds it.

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas? Good lord. Maybe the left has a shot at winning that state after all. Exit question: So, how much will Ashley and her folks end up making in donations from well wishers now? Over/under is $25,000.

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Dallas wins against Lakers.
Loses against Ashley.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:34 PM

What do you expect from Boston on the Trinity.

cozmo on May 11, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas? Good lord.

Obama won Dallas County in 2008.
Dallas has a huge urban population and also has its share of self-loathing white liberals.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM

C’mon. Don’t you know Dallas is the home of the most evil force in the universe – the Cowboys?

/drunkskinsfan

fiatboomer on May 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Great way to send the wrong message. She’s honest and gets cheated by the city while those who are not get rewarded.

sharrukin on May 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

At the time Ashley found the envelope full of money, she was living in a one-bedroom apartment with her parents and her four brothers and sisters.

The family had recently moved to Texas from Colorado and could have used the money, but she felt that the $2,000 might mean more to its owner.

“This could be someone else’s life, this could be someone’s home,” she said. “If I took it, I could never live down the guilt that would be in me.”

Ashley said the bank was surprised to see such honesty, but her parents weren’t.

“It was like an experience that presented itself — like a test — and my daughter passed with flying colors beautifully,” said Ben Donaldson.

Wow–wonderful parents, terrific kid. What jerks in city government.

INC on May 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Dallas has a huge urban population and also has its share of self-loathing white liberals.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM

How many times are you going to repeat yourself? ;)

gryphon202 on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM

What do you want to be her family were caught up in Obamanomics and that’s why they moved to TX to try to find work?

INC on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM

They’re probably afraid she’d use the money to binge on pixie sticks and smarties. They’re just saving her from herself. They’re going to put it to “good use” in the city’s general fund. That would be the $500,000,000 general fund, right?

cynccook on May 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM

C’mon. Don’t you know Dallas is the home of the most evil force in the universe – the Cowboys?

/drunkskinsfan

fiatboomer on May 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Not to mention the Mavericks.

/drunkObamabot

malclave on May 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM

How the heck do they get away with that?!?

JetBoy on May 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM

More evidence of the End Times: a plague of govmit weasels.

Good grief.

Bruno Strozek on May 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas?

Unfortunately, yes. What, you expected all of Texas to be folks of honor and integrity. Dallas is getting more like Austin every day. I blame all the refugees from blue states.

As for Obama having a shot, I am not totally against it. I don’t want any politician, no matter how much I agree with their ideology, to get too comfortable.

cozmo on May 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM

7,684 to 106

Betcha I know who the 106 work for.

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Virtue is it’s own reward…film at 11.

/

Christien on May 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM

If nothing else, it’s very educational for her.

tom on May 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Ms. Donaldson, allow me to introduce you to Your Government.

Purple Fury on May 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM

These parents should know they are raising their daughter well.

Obama won Dallas County in 2008.
Dallas has a huge urban population and also has its share of self-loathing white liberals.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Indian giver is politically incorrect now, I’ll label these stupid petty bureaucrats Democrat givers.

rbj on May 11, 2011 at 7:44 PM

How the heck do they get away with that?!?

JetBoy on May 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM

The mentality that everything that isn’t nailed down belongs to the state and even some things that are.

sharrukin on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

What’s the difference between this and an individual defrauding someone out of $2,000? Nothing. Dallas is no better than a common thief.

RadClown on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Her and I have much in common. Colorado and Texas.

Denverslim on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

gryphon202 on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM

That was pretty redundant!

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

How big is the “general” fund? I want all accounting for it made readily available to the public immediately.

MadisonConservative on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

So refreshing to hear a story of an honest teen with values. She would make any parent proud.

Dallas- Not Cool!

ZeeMI on May 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Since Texas is being flooded with transplants from across the country, I can see Texas going to Obama in ’12.

Sad but true.

portlandon on May 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas?

Heck, of the three candidates for mayor, One voted for Obama (Kunkle, former police chief), one won’t say who he voted for (Pizza hut guy cannot remember his name, real stand up guy there) and the third, voted for McCain, but is already a council member with a spotty small government voting record, Natinsky.

cozmo on May 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

How big is the “general” fund? I want all accounting for it made readily available to the public immediately.

MadisonConservative on May 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Approx. $500,000,000 so that 2 grand will make a big difference to the citizens of Dallas.

cynccook on May 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Since Texas is being flooded with transplants from across the country, I can see Texas going to Obama in ’12.
Sad but true.
portlandon on May 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Not only will Obama lose Texas, he’ll lose Colorado.

Denverslim on May 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

But in the defense of Dallas, crack-using-HIV Positive-homeless-homo-sexual men are not having sex in the streets as they do in San Francisco, California.

Big, big caveat on watching the video linked. Don’t blame me if you lose your supper.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Hey, nice of stash of cash you found there, Ashley!

Since I am from the government and here to help you, turn it over now!!!!!

Gothguy on May 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

When I clicked on the link to vote in the poll, I saw there was a related story titled “Police have change of heart about teen and found money.” Seems like they’re going to turn it over to her after all. I wonder why? Weasels.

NoLeftTurn on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Exit question: So, how much will Ashley and her folks end up making in donations from well wishers now? Over/under is $25,000.

Way over. Even though the government is full of thieves there are plenty of people in this country who are ready, willing and able to reward honesty.

imshocked on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Whatever happened to doing a good deed and not talking about it, much less going before the cameras? Anyway, good luck to her family in their new home.

Christien on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

This kinda blows a hole in the “taking from the rich and giving to the poor socialist mantra.

Looks to me like taking from the poor to give to the rich.

katy on May 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

We appreciate your honesty, and, we, you know, we’re going to put the money to the necessary use; it’s not going to be wasted by any means–it’s going to go to good use for the city of Dallas.

What a tool.

theperfecteconomist on May 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Dallas police decide to follow the law after all:

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-police-have-change-of-heart-on-cash-found-by-teen-121666329.html

Hopefully someone’s butt is still hurting.

pedestrian on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Obama won Dallas County in 2008.

Dallas has a huge urban population and also has its share of self-loathing white liberals.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Well, white liberals have a lot to loathe themselves for.

Adjoran on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Whatever happened to doing a good deed and not talking about it, much less going before the cameras? Anyway, good luck to her family in their new home.

Christien on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

How is getting ripped off by the cops doing a good deed?

pedestrian on May 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Well, white liberals have a lot to loathe themselves for.

Adjoran on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Indeed, all liberals have a lot to loathe themselves for.

carbon_footprint on May 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

What a sweetie, what a nice family, boo Dallas.

hawkdriver on May 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I’m surprised the vogons at the city Department of Compliance didn’t fine her for picking up the cash without her permits.

forest on May 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Political class vs. the working class. Again.

As Allah pointed out, this story will encourage people to be less honest. Just like every other government program.

I will teach my children to try to find the rightful owner of something they find, but to never involve a government institution. (That includes banks, which are de facto gov’t institutions.)

Splashman on May 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Dallas police decide to follow the law after all:

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-police-have-change-of-heart-on-cash-found-by-teen-121666329.html

Hopefully someone’s butt is still hurting.

pedestrian on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Imagine that!

katy on May 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

DEMOCRATS:

Government in your pants….and in your pocket!!!

landlines on May 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Here’s what the cop said, translated into english:

“Suckerrrrrrrrr!”

Splashman on May 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

pedestrian on May 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Thanks for posting the update.

Christien on May 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

LOL at all you people who think TX will go for Obama in 2012. He lost that state by 10 points as that TX news caster pointed out to our Campaigner and Speech President in that interview he did not too long ago.

jawkneemusic on May 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Dallas police decide to follow the law after all:

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-police-have-change-of-heart-on-cash-found-by-teen-121666329.html

Hopefully someone’s butt is still hurting.

pedestrian on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Freakin’ cowards. They only follow their own laws when the words gets out. Thank God for the Internet, the best law-enforcement tool ever invented.

Splashman on May 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Anonymous donor doubles up: http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Annonymous-donor-comes-forward-to–121637209.html

yo on May 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

And what do you bet the anon donor is a conservative?

INC on May 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Yes she did the right thing,how ever,its her cash,
she found it!!!!

canopfor on May 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

“It will go to good use. It won’t be wasted”
-government official.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Aquateen Hungerforce on May 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Political class vs. the working class. Again.

As Allah pointed out, this story will encourage people to be less honest. Just like every other government program.

Splashman on May 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

You betcha. Already mentioned it today, but a town informed me that a Historic/Architecture hearing, a planning hearing, a zoning hearing, and if approved, building and electrical permits will all be required for a new 3″ telco conduit with fiber optic line in it. It’s not electric, it’s not plumbing, it’s not structural, but all that time and expense will need to be wasted. Might be best just to not do it.

The lesson? Never ever ask a local government what permits you need for a minor project like that. Just go do it.

forest on May 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Cleptocraty.

the_nile on May 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Years of lefty inflow into Texas has already taken it’s toll…California leftism is a metastasizing cancer…as the lefties leave blue states due to the high unemployment caused by the socialist policies they enthusiastically supported (and still suppport), they are invading red states, voting the same way and killing them as well.

This is exactly what happened to Colorado a decade ago.

AUINSC on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

“It will go to good use. It won’t be wasted”
-government official.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Aquateen Hungerforce on May 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Why so cynical?

Good news: Some California city lifeguards making more than $200,000 a year

sharrukin on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

So, how much will Ashley and her folks end up making in donations from well wishers now? Over/under is $25,000

I hope she gets over 25,000. But whatever, I hope she gets the 2,000 from the state of Texas.

tinkerthinker on May 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

AUINSC on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

It’s happened in FL, NH, and I think in NC.

Those people need to stay in their own states they ruined.

INC on May 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

How do you claim the money? Couldn’t anyone just walk in and say it was theirs now? And even if it was yours, how do you prove it? It’s not like any normal person would’ve written down the serial numbers on the bills.

MikeknaJ on May 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Good news: Some California city lifeguards making more than $200,000 a year

sharrukin on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Such insanity. Such, freaking, insanity.

blatantblue on May 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

The NE (not CA) Leftists invaded the states I mentioned.

INC on May 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Heres another case of a Teacher finding $470.00!
================================================

Found money is the city’s money in Dallas
Posted Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011
*********************************

Dear Watchdog: I found $470 cash and turned it in to the city of Dallas. If it was someone’s rent money or food money, I was sure they would appreciate it being turned in, and I believed it would be returned to me if not claimed.

I didn’t plan a big party, but I thought I could donate to some animal charities, and a relative is out of work.

After filing an insurance claim and making four months of calls, I found that it is not Dallas’ policy to return the money. I talked with many officials and city staff members, and no one knew what the policy is or what to do.

What else can I do? I realize that technically this is not my money, but I also know it does not belong to the city.

– Gwen Patterson of Grapevine, Lewisville school district teacher

Watchdog response: You are not going to like this. If you had given the money to Grapevine instead of Dallas, some cats and dogs and your unemployed relative would be a lot happier today.

Grapevine allows unclaimed money to be returned to the finder after 60 days. Dallas had the same policy until two years ago. Then the police chief issued new general orders that any found money goes straight to the general revenue fund.

You would have had a better chance in Fort Worth or Arlington, too, both of which follow state law. Maybe that’s one more reason to live in Tarrant County instead of Dallas County. A good Samaritan has a better chance of cashing in.

You got the runaround from Dallas for sure. The fact that somebody told you to file an insurance claim with the city to reclaim the money is pathetic. Of course, your insurance claim was denied. City employees have no liability in the matter.

At first, I got the runaround from Dallas, too. I called the city attorney and the city secretary, and nobody would help me. Then I found a helpful Dallas police spokesman, Lt. C.L. Williams, who researched the city rules. He also expressed empathy for what you went through: “I regret very much that Ms. Patterson found it so difficult to get a straight answer on whether she could make a claim to the money. While the temptation may have been great to keep it, she recognized that perhaps it belonged to someone who desperately needed it for rent or food or bills, and she honorably turned it in.”
(More………………)

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/19/2862392/found-money-is-the-citys-money.html#ixzz1M5mchn79

canopfor on May 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Who did the Dallas PD think they were? Doesn’t matter if it “was going to good use”, it isn’t their money. They have no claim to it, legal or otherwise. Unbelievable.

lowandslow on May 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Whatever happened to doing a good deed and not talking about it, much less going before the cameras? Anyway, good luck to her family in their new home.

Christien on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

If I had to guess they would not have talked about it had the city not decided to keep the money. They weren’t bragging about a good deed, they were pointing out a wrong done by the city.

RDuke on May 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

crr6 approved action of the government.

MadDogF on May 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Why so cynical?

Good news: Some California city lifeguards making more than $200,000 a year

sharrukin on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

sharrukin:I have seen that,unreal!:)

canopfor on May 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

crr6 approved action of the government.

MadDogF on May 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

State vs. serf.

the_nile on May 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Years of lefty inflow into Texas has already taken it’s toll…California leftism is a metastasizing cancer…as the lefties leave blue states due to the high unemployment caused by the socialist policies they enthusiastically supported (and still suppport), they are invading red states, voting the same way and killing them as well.

This is exactly what happened to Colorado a decade ago.

AUINSC on May 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Remember though-Texas has become the favorite landing place for Illinois…conservatives.
That’s the rumor going around, anyway. *wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas? Good lord. Maybe the left has a shot at winning that state after all.

AP, this doesn’t surprises us Texans one bit. Dallas, like Austin and Houston, is liberal. People here in Texas refer to Austin as the People’s Republic of Austin. The GOP lost big in Dallas in 2006 as did Houston in 2008.

And Houston for all of it’s barking about how diverse it is has created a gerrymandered map which creates minority voting blocs. I guess all of that talk about diversity goes out the window in politics.

madmonkphotog on May 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Well I hope that somebody hooks her up with $2,000. And then I hope that Texas changes their laws so that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.

SoulGlo on May 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

crr6 approved action of the government.

MadDogF on May 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Count it.

Big John on May 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Unbelievable….What does this teach anybody? Now, the least deserving entity of all has it, the #%#& government!!

theaddora on May 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Clip watched.

Wall punched.

ScottMcC on May 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

At the end of the video, they show the rest of her family…I certainly hope that one kid is adopted…because if not, mom has some splainin’ to do. :-P

KSgop on May 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

If I find two grand, I’m buyin’ everyone here a drink! CHEERS! (disclaimer: one drink that you all must split among you.)

robblefarian on May 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

This reminds me of JD Tippett, the police officer that Oswald shot after he assassinated JFK. At the end of November, the Dallas police administrators visited Tippett’s wife to ask for part of his monthly paycheck back after the 22nd since he didn’t finish out the month. Since he was shot at 1 PM, they prorated the day to recover the money they paid out for the remainder of the day when he didn’t work because, you know, he was dead.

Tantor on May 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM

No, I’m not making that up.

Tantor on May 11, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Is it really so hard to believe, and so exceptional, that someone would turn in found money, especially a large amount of found money? Are most people really inclined to just keep it, even though it doesn’t belong to them?

Based on the narrative of the news story, it seems so. That floors me.

Kensington on May 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Betcha I know who the 106 work for.

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Teachers in the Dallas school system?

BacaDog on May 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

If I find two grand, I’m buyin’ everyone here a drink! CHEERS! (disclaimer: one drink that you all must split among you.)

robblefarian on May 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I’m buyin’ everybody in here somethin’.
Give me a beer for everybody! One mother_ucking beer. Ha Ha!

Richard Pryor

darwin-t on May 11, 2011 at 9:03 PM

One MORE reason that people in Fort Worth, hate Dallas. I wish Amon Carter were still alive. He’d have a field day with this.

GoodBoy on May 11, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I would report that I had the money and then tell the Dallas officials that I will keep in escrow until and if someone files a report claiming that it’s missing. At that point I would go through all of the legal processes to submit the money to the city.

And if no one files a report within the 3-month limit, I’m keeping it. Tough. Sue me.

PackerBronco on May 11, 2011 at 9:55 PM

The Dallas mayor stammered that he didn’t know why the policy was changed to allow the city to keep the money.

I bet the taxpayers could tell that tool the reason for the change.

PackerBronco on May 11, 2011 at 9:59 PM

She did learn a lesson: big government is omnivorous and heartless.

rrpjr on May 11, 2011 at 10:03 PM

The city police kept the money. Ashley probably deserved it, after all the police can do no wrong. /sarc

If they just gave it to her they could make it up in a few minutes doing civil forfeitures at anyone of several highway checkpoints they will be running this weekend.

Sammy316 on May 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Since Texas is being flooded with transplants from across the country, I can see Texas going to Obama in ’12.
Sad but true.
portlandon on May 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Step away from the booze. You’ve apparently reached your limit.

mizflame98 on May 11, 2011 at 10:19 PM

The Dallas mayor stammered that he didn’t know why the policy was changed to allow the city to keep the money.

I bet the taxpayers could tell that tool the reason for the change.

PackerBronco on May 11, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Dwayne Caraway is the interim mayor (he’s the mayor pro tem), since Tom Leppert resigned to run as a Republican for Kay Bailey’s Senate seat. Caraway is a clown, like Stepin’ Fetchit. He recently had to hide in the closet at his house, when his wife, State Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway, went after him with a knife (I think she’s bipolar), when they got into an argument after she wanted to throw away some kitchen aprons of his (you just can’t make this sh-t up, folks). He’s also the guy that gave Michael Vick a key to the city. He’s only mayor until June, when Leppert’s replacement is seated.

Today, Ashley received a $4,000 check from an anonymous donor, and the city of Dallas now says she might be able to get the $2000 back in four months, if no one claims it.

Ward Cleaver on May 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Caraway is a clown, like Stepin’ Fetchit

Dude. That is totally an uncalled for insult! Think you owe Mr. Fetchit an apology.

mizflame98 on May 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Here’s the latest update on the story from WFAA Channel 8 (this was on the 6 o’clock news tonight):

Anonymous donor comes forward to help honest teen

Ward Cleaver on May 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Ashely might have lost the $2,000, but she’s already ahead financially, and who knows, maybe someone will give her dad a job. Her honesty will pay off.

Ward Cleaver on May 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas? Good lord. Maybe the left has a shot at winning that state after all.

Locust. They devour and when nothing is left but dust then they move on to greener pasture.

DFCtomm on May 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Incidentally, is this Dallas, Texas? Good lord. Maybe the left has a shot at winning that state after all.

The Dems have taken over Dallas County, and the City of Dallas. It’s hard to believe it’s the city I grew up in – the Dallas Morning News used to be a conservative paper, when it was run by the Dealeys. Back then, the Dems were in control, but they were conservative Dems.

Ward Cleaver on May 11, 2011 at 10:49 PM

The 10 o’clock news is on now on Channel 8, and the City of Dallas continues to backpedal on the return of the reward. WFAA got over 500 emails offering to help Ashley and her family. She’s going to save the money that’s been donated, for a college fund among other things. There’s supposed to be another surprise in store for Ashley tomorrow.

Ward Cleaver on May 11, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Give me the “over”. And shame on the idiots in Dallas for their bureaucratic stupidity.

Jaibones on May 11, 2011 at 11:06 PM

It seems to have been rather forgotten that Texas was a blue state until the Clinton years. It’s still a fairly purple state in many respects. It is just that the DNC, when they went after Bush, decided that their best course of action was to spit on the entire state, and continue until they either ran out of spittle or the state drowned in it.

Voyager on May 11, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Hey Allah just curious. Have you ever lived next to some family with a basket ball hoop. I bet his neighbors are the ones who called. Imagine some guy in the apartment next to yours hammering from 10am til 11pm every day for the whole summer. Wana play basketball go to the park or school yard. Yeah sure they have the right to do what they want on their property. But how would they feel if their neighbors played death metal from morning to night. Its all inconsiderate.

Greed on May 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Only thing worse than this policy is that thy are not going to follow it! If this is a permanent change, OK. But it sounds like they just don’t want the heat but will keep the policy.

And it is such a great one. Between it discouraging both the original finder from reporting it and the police from finding the original owner, maybe Nothing lost will ever be returned.

Change the signs to ‘Lost and Kept’

OBQuiet on May 12, 2011 at 12:18 AM

C’mon. Don’t you know Dallas is the home of the most evil force in the universe – the Cowboys?

/drunkskinsfan

fiatboomer on May 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Actually the Cowboys home is in Arlington, TX. The liberals made it very uncomfortable for them and the Rangers to stay in Dallas county.

Zaire67 on May 12, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Dallas…home of Eddie Bernice Johnson. ’nuff said. All the Conservatives in the metroplex live in Cowtown! Or one of the 500 surrounding ‘burbs.

b4itsover on May 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM

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