In the United States of America - that would be, The Judge.Who gets to determine what is "reasonable"? I get it that turning it into the police or Sheriff's Office (or other designated agency, such as the Department of For Hire vehicles in the Capital of Your Nation) falls under that definition, but, who gets to determine what other actions fall under the definition of "reasonable"?
Anything left in my car is assumed to be trash. It's not my job to decide what is trash and what isn't.It wasn't thrust upon you. It's in your car because you failed to do your job. When you keep someone's property from them by discarding it you're breaking the law. There are no negative consequences from returning it.
Several examples have already been cited.Nonsense. If you return the phone, you'll get a nice thank you at the least. Tell me one, just one example of how a driver was given a hard time for returning someone's cell phone. Go ahead.
Please explain how claiming you never had it will _keep_ you from getting sued. You can't do it. All a lawsuit has to do is _allege_ that you had it. Even if you never touched it, someone can file a claim in court against you. Winning is different from that. But you'd still have to defend against the claim.
Just to point out the obvious, for anyone not paying close attention.FIFY
FIFY Protocol demands that any added words be in boldface or a font different from the original. I chose boldface. Crossouts, if required, on a FIFY will, of course, be obvious."who were not there and really do not know what happened" Those words were not mine..
I was about to say the same thing. Depending on the phone, devices cost close to $1000 or more. I always return them.Yes but people have pictures of their kids, pets, work emails, voicemails, etc linked to their phones that you have to realize you are throwing out as well. Some of that isn't replaceable with insurance. Throwing it away is a @@@@@@ move and speaks a lot about how much you care about anyone but yourself. If it happened to you you'd be pissed.