If you knew someone that was on America's Most Wanted..

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
May 19, 2007 8:55pm CST
Would you turn them in? What if it was your husband, or your child? Would you still do it? Would it depend on the crime? Would you hide them? What if it was your mother?
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• United States
20 May 07
I have no doubt whatsoever that I would turn anyone I knew in for America's Most Wanted. After all, they are not the most wanted because they shoplifted a pair of socks or something. They are there because they have serious issues. For me, it is a safety and a moral thing. Of course, my life is never that exciting, so I doubt I would have to worry about it. Good topic !
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
20 May 07
Totally agreed! There are some scary folks profiled on that show!
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• United States
20 May 07
Well if they were my immediate family i would like to think i would already know what they've done and if i haven't turned them in before the show aired then i doubt i would afterward. Now if something was done that i didn't know about then I really don't know. I think it would depend on what they did but even then i would try to convince them to turn themselves in so i wouldn't have to call.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 May 07
I honestly cannot say what I would do. I know I should turn them in but I'm not sure I could do it.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
21 May 07
I think some people are easier to turn in though. A child, mother, father, spouse would be extremely hard. I say now I would do it but who really knows what you would do in such a bad situation!
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
20 May 07
That is a really tough question! I think that it might depend on what they were wanted for. Murder...Yes absolutely Rape...Yes absolutely Writing a bad check ...I don't know I do know that I wouldn't hide anyone from law enforcement as I wouldn't want to be an accomplice.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
20 May 07
Thats true, somethings are easier to turn someone in for than others! I better never be put in that situation, ahh!
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
20 May 07
I dont know, I guess it would depend on what they did and what they had to say about him/her. If it turned out that I really didnt know them at all I might. If it was someone that I was pretty close to I might give them a call to let them know but like I said, it would depend on the circumstances. I did see an old friend of mine on cops once, that was kind of weird. Take care, Terry
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
20 May 07
On second thought, if they were on Amercas most wanted, What ever they did must have been pretty bad and I probably didnt really know them at all so I would probably just turn them in. Take care!!
• Canada
8 Aug 10
umm.. If they are on Americas Most Wanted Than They Surely Have Done something Wrong. Ofcourse Turn them in. If they are a loved one thats a hard decision to do. But do it to prevent the crimes from happening again.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
20 May 07
I would ask them about it- WOw this is a tough one- I think it depends on the crime- I mean if it was my mom, or child- My husband-- If it was a friend or co-worker or not family- I can honestly say I'd turn them in. Better to be safe than sorry!
• United States
20 May 07
This is a hard one. I would like to think I would do the right thing in a situation like this but one can never really know until you are facing that dilemma. I know I wouldn't think twice if it was just a friend or neighbor but when you add in the emotional aspect it makes it very difficult. I think the only crimes that wouldn't give me pause is if they had committed murder or hurt a child. Other then that I think I would be doing battle with myself.