Is this story fact or fiction?
I thought this was a brown hat, but it’s not – it’s a red hat. Do you know how I figured that out? Well, a guy at the thrift store told me he collects hats that say what color they are. Then he said, “I have blue, green, brown and a few other colors, but I need red.” So I bought it for a dollar and tried to sale it to him for a profit. I took it off and offered it to him for five dollars. He looked at me in disgust and started too walked away. I quickly decided to give it to him if he took some photos of me wearing it, so I could use one of the photos for this story. He took it from my hand while saying, “I want to look at it first.” He then turned around and started to walk away.
I yelled, “Where are you going?” He didn’t respond, but hastened his pace toward the door, but before he was out of the store, I held my receipt up and yelled, “That guy is stealing my hat.”
The cashier stopped the man and asked, “Is that your hat?”
He said, “I’m holding it aren’t I!”
“That doesn’t make it yours. This guy has a receipt.” She took a photo of the guy holding the hat and said, “I am calling the police”
“You don’t have to do that.” then a second later said, “What can I do to make it right?”
“You can start by giving it back to the rightful owner, but he can still press charges.”
He handed it back and I asked, “Do you still want it?”
He looked at me in bewilderment and replied, “Guess so.”
I put it on and had the teller take a few photos then told the man, “It’s yours for twenty dollars.”
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