Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Morning Question of the Day

So during the trial I was a juror on, there was a statement 
by one of the witnesses that absolutely stunned me. 

I kept thinking about it and while we were deliberating, 
I mentioned it to the other jurors. 
 I assumed that they would all feel the same way I did about
 the comment, but many did not (which shocked me)
 and we spent a few minutes discussing it.
 I'm anxious to see what you all think. 

So to give you some background....
this comment was said as the witness was describing what he did while being robbed at gunpoint by three masked gunmen who were demanding that everyone give them their money {they had lots because it was a high stakes craps game} or they would be killed. 

After being forced to handover his money and take off his shoes 
to make sure he didn't have money in them- 
he was forced to lay facedown on the ground. 
At this point he placed $4,000 that he had hidden underneath the couch. 

He said:
"There was no way I was going to let them kill me
 AND steal all my money". 

What do you think about that statement? 
Would you give someone who was robbing you anything 
or would you try to hide your valuables?