You Don't Know What Stealing Is.

Pennsylvania Law:  "theft of lost property."  (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner).  Most states have the same or similar laws.
A few months back my son lost his cell phone.  He was able to trace it to an affluent street in Philadelphia but could not pin-point the exact house as then the phone was probably turned off.  As a college student it was a major loss as he had to replace it with another at a cost of $400.00.
The finder probably using the excuse that "finders keepers, losers weepers" knows or is ignorant of the fact that that old saying is not true.
The finder could have easily found the owner merely by calling any of the phone numbers listed on said phone.  Obviously anyone owning these numbers knows my son or he wouldn't have their number listed as contacts.
Or just as easily turn the phone into the nearest police station where an officer would have called any of the numbers listed on the phone to easily trace the owner.
The finder, who lives on an affluent street, most likely has a lot more money than a struggling college student and through his arrogance and lack of empathy feels that he had a windfall and bragged to his family and friends of his good luck.  Obviously his family and friends are just as ignorant as he and/or were afraid to tell him that he was now a criminal.  Being of the same mindset, i.e., ignorant, stupid and cowards.


  • theft of services;
  • theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner)
  • - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.D4ZHTBw9.dpuf


  • theft of services;
  • theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner)
  • - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.D4ZHTBw9.dpuf
    theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner) - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.a6rtMEBv.dpuf
    theft of lost property (where the defendant fails to try to return the lost property to its rightful owner) - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-theft-larceny-law.html#sthash.a6rtMEBv.dpuf