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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I was at the grocery store with my husband and our 3-year-old son when I started feeling faint. I grabbed a $5 sandwich off the shelf and started eating it -- I saved the wrapper so I could pay for it at the register when I checked out but I forgot and walked out without paying. Now the store security is approaching me! What will they do? 

Answer: Probably call the police, have you and your husband arrested, and send your son off to Child Protective Services. (FOX News, Hawaii Couple's Daughter Taken Away for 18 Hours Over Alleged Sandwich Theft) (via Consumerist)

2) Question: I'm trying to get custody of my kids away from my soon-to-be-ex-wife. Both of our kids live with her now and are obese. Can I try to use that against her in the custody hearing? 

Answer: Yes, obesity is increasingly being raised as an issue in custody fights. (WSJ, Obesity Fuels Custody Fights)

3) Question: My roommate allowed his stupid dog to eat my pet bird! Does that entitle me to take his belongings and light them on fire? 

Answer: No. If you go through with this revenge burning you may face charges of burglary and felony criminal mischief. (St. Petersburg TimesPolice: Anger over dead pet leads Clearwater man to burn roommate's belongings)

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 31, 2011 at 02:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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