There are things we do every day that aren’t exactly following the rules, but they’re generally accepted as harmless. Redditors are calling some of these out in a thread that asks, “What’s an innocent crime that people commit.” Users from around the world are chiming in on the common low-key crimes lots of folks are guilty of doing.
- "Here in Japan, it’s illegal to hand your neighbor’s misaddressed mail to them. In practice, we all do it."
- "Piracy for their own use. Especially when the original content isn't even available legitimately anywhere."
- "Dropping something off in someone's mailbox."
- "A poor person stealing a small amount of baby food. I'd see it when I worked at a market, and I'd just look the other way."
- "Trespassing, which is an intent crime where knowledge of trespassing isn't required to be guilty or liable of trespassing."
- "Smoking weed in most of the world."
- "Putting prescription pills in a daily reminder case. In some jurisdictions in the United States, possession of prescription drugs in a pill organizer is a crime, and people have been prosecuted for it. The legal theory is that since the drug is not in the package it was dispensed in by the pharmacy, and since it is not 'in use' (e.g., swallowed), it is unlawfully possessed."
- "Rewatching the NFL without the express written consent of the NFL."
- "Inputting 'No bags' at the grocery store self-checkout to avoid the $0.10 fee."
- "As a server, not inputting my cash tips on my taxes. I actually didn’t even know you even needed to do that until a few years ago, after I had been working in the food industry for well over six years."
- "Tasting grapes in the grocery store."
- "Apparently being 5 years old and having a lemonade stand"
- "It's illegal to pass out food to homeless people in some cities."
- And finally..."Listening to Nickelback in a car with the windows down."