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Police Called To Stop a Man Giving Away Money

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the money-for-nothing dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 4

ram.loss writes "According to Reuters, the police at the German town of Aschaffenburg got a report of a possible scam, but it turned out to be a pensioner giving away money. There was nothing the police could do 'because after all there's no law against giving away your own money to passing strangers.'"

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Money for Nothin' (1)

BraksDad (963908) | about 4 years ago | (#33542250)

I guess since food, shelter, medicine and many other "necessities/comforts" are a Germans God given right, why not give away your cash?

Re:Money for Nothin' (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | about 4 years ago | (#33543914)

I guess since food, shelter, medicine and many other "necessities/comforts" are a Germans God given right, why not give away your cash?

Apart from the fact that the rights in question are granted by the German Volk acting through their parliament, not by some non-existent theistic entity, then you're entirely right.

What almost beggars belief is that this is considered a story. Even by the pretty lax standards of 'Idle', this is barely an odd event, let alone a story.

Re:Money for Nothin' (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33545304)

thanks for the correction. State not God. Many of my German friends are getting to a point of frustration over these rights. there are many more rights they grumble about, but I have not corroberated(sp?) them. Is Television a right there? Transportation?

spare change. (1)

oliverthered (187439) | about 4 years ago | (#33566014)

I once went round with a bucket of money trying to give away spare change, in-case people came across someone needing it.

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