I happened to see a customer steal a mobile phone charger from a retail store. She was not caught because she hurried through the sensors at the door simultaneously with another customer, who was detained by a security guard and released after a personal search.
I followed the thief outside and saw her rushing to her car. I approached the car to have a few words with her. However, she had already plugged in her phone charger and was talking excitedly on the phone. I listened long enough to learn that she was talking to a friend of her son, who told her that her son was on the way to the hospital in an ambulance. I had no reason to doubt the legitimacy of the conversation.
Would it have been best to report the crime, or show some compassion and keep my mouth shut?
Contributed by Anonymous.
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