So today we had a city inspector come by our apartment to check it met their standards for "rent". Well the review went all fine and dandy except for the fact that when the inspector walked in with our landlord, he was greeted by a street sign that my roommate had found on the ground several months ago. "Stealing the city's property is against the law, gentlemen," he said. We looked at him thinking, 'Who the hell are you to enforce the law?' Either way, he took the sign with him and left. Now I don't know if he has any authority whatsoever, but let's just say that he does. If he contacts the police, or judicial offices, or whoever, are we subject to a fine or penalty? Would it make a difference that the individual who found the sign no longer lives within state boundaries? Obviously this sort of thing can vary from state to state, or city to city. I guess I'm just looking for anyone else who has maybe experienced a similar situation fine or other penalty.