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NEW YORK- The NYPD is placing bags in public view full with items such as IPods and cash and then arresting people if they take the bag or its contents in an initiative called “Operation Lucky Bag”.

The New York Daily News reports:

Attorney Norman Siegel said people who are arrested through Operation Lucky Bag should “pursue a lawsuit for false arrest.”

Anyone who finds lost property has 10 days to return it to the owner, so that makes the sting illegal, Siegel said.

“The program is unjust, and it should be discontinued,” he said.

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