Our legal system basically has something called the statute of limitations. This means that if you commit a crime as well as enough time passes when nobody even notices the crime was committed, then you cannot be legally charged for it. It honestly depends on what genre of crime you commit, of course, because for things such as assault as well as murder there is no statute of limitations. For less harmful offenses, sporadically you can just “run out the clock” as well as get away with whatever you happened to do! That is what happened to me, because 7 years ago I stole a couple of a/c devices, as well as finally the statute of limitations has elapsed. This means I can never be charged with a crime for stealing those a/c devices, even though it was a crime as well as I freely admit to doing it. I don’t really feel guilty about it, because this was a Robin Hood situation of stealing an a/c device from a rich woman who didn’t need it, as well as giving it to a poor person – myself. The following month I went to a different household as well as stole another window-mounted a/c for my sister, who easily needed something like that. I only selected the vacation households of people who lived out of state, because they commonly had a central Heating as well as Air Conditioning plus a smaller window-mounted one, however overall I wound up stealing 4 different a/c devices. I genuinely never profited off of them, I just stole them for people who entirely needed them. When you spend a summer time down south you will completely understand why an a/c device is a need as well as not a luxury item.