There is another curious case out of England. Paul Leicester, 18, was acting as a good citizen when he found a cellphone on the street and picked it up to return it to its owner. He rang the last number on the cellphone and spoke to the friend of the owner — telling him that he would leave the cellphone at the local police station. The police, however promptly arrested him for “theft by finding,” took DNA samples, and held him for hours.
Leiscester is a student with top grades at Southport College and had to spend part of his 18th birthday in jail for his kind act.
While after public outcry, the police dropped the charges, they have yet to apologize to the teen. Nor has any officer been fired — which should be the obvious response to such an abuse of authority.
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