well despite the fact mobile phones are pretty ubiquitous there's no onus on a person having about there person the ability to make a call at all times - as such it's entirely plausible that for someone to call something in to the police they'd have to go to a phone and the odds are this'd be out of the line of sight of whatever is being reported and the call could well be reasonable time consuming.|
Staying with the object until someone comes along with a phone is all well and good, but until then you're in possession of the weapon and comitting an offence. Securing the weapon and taking it with you to make a call is also comitting the same offence.
In both cases (and indeed the case of taking it to a police station - all be it in a badly thought out manner) should and probably would not be taken through to prosecution or it'd be made clear that the finder's have to plead guilty on a technicality, but that it would then immediately be quashed.
The person being an idiot who's previously pissed off someone in a position of authority (and been found not guilty) should not affect that, but in this case it appears to be doing so.
#5506557, By FHUTA You find a discarded shotgun. What do you do?
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