Thief claims my property is their previously stolen property
May 31, 2014 3:53 PM Subscribe
I need help when the person that took my property accuses me of stealing it in the first place.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah to Law & Government (11 answers total)
I have a bike storage area in my building-- my tires were flat so I brought my tire pump down and stashed it in the storage area, as I was planning on a quick ride. I come back, bike pump is gone. Parking attendant points out the bike of the person who took it, so I leave a polite note asking them to call me. Next day, I find a voicemail to the effect of "thanks for returning our stolen property, jerk!" I called back, only to be rudely accused of stealing their pump, followed by the person hanging up on me. I'll be filing a police report when I return home, but is there anything else I should keep in mind when dealing with this? I'm completely flabbergasted.