You are a witness as man robs a bank; however after leaving the bank you witness him head to a nearby orphanage. He donates all the stolen cash to the orphanage so that they can afford to feed, cloth, and care for its children. At the door the director of the orphanage is thanking the man for the donation and saying, "without this generous gift we were going to have to shut down by the end of the week."
You know who committed the crime. If you go to the authorities with the information, there’s a good chance the money will be returned to the bank, leaving a lot of kids in need. What do you do?
- Report the crime to the police31% (5)28% (5)29% (10)Vote
- Say Nothing69% (11)72% (13)71% (24)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
i'd probably say nothing1
Most Helpful Guy
"We want to hurt no one! We're here for the bank's money, not your money. Your money is insured by the federal government, you're not gonna lose a dime!"
This is the piss-poor attitude of most thieves and robbers. The truth is that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The bank's money may be insured, but it is taxpayers who back that insurance and have to pay out when the bank is robbed.
If you want to give money to an orphanage, then go work for that money and give it to them. Only a crazy person thinks they have a right to give MY money (or anyone else's money) to anyone else.
Fictional Robin Hood may have lived in a time and place where there was no means of redressing your grievances, but here in the US, we have elected and appointed officials and due process - plus media pressure - to create change. Robbing people, no matter what the motive, is not acceptable.1