• It is their ball, until you deprive them of it.
  • Theirs. If an Air Force jet crashes into your yard, do you own it? Of course not.
  • Theirs, of course. What sort of crazy finders-keepers world do you think we're running here?
  • It belongs to the kids and a little tolerance of kids in the neighborhood goes a long way towards keeping you off the TP list.
  • It belongs to the kids of course! I would gladly toss it back to them.
  • It's still theirs...but I'd get it and tell them that if they want it they have to mow the yard all summer. It's a good way of getting indentured servitude.
  • Still the kids ball, but if you are a Victor Meldew well thats another matter.
  • Yes, unless you are a complete a****** that would take a ball from a kid. It is still their ball.
  • It's the kids ball but they gotta let me play to get it back...
  • It still belongs to the kid/kids it did before it landed in your yard. You could keep it, etc. But, they know were you live!!!
  • Morally, ethically, and good neighborly, it is theirs.
  • It's always mine unless the kids are larger or better armed than I am. Glad to be of help.
  • Have you forgotten completely what it was like to be a kid? Just give the ball back. Don't be a jerk.
  • It is still their ball, but I would argue that possesion is nine tenths of the law. I see that a Woman, in Ohio, 89, was arrested for petty theft for keeping a football that landed in her yard. The football apparently was thrown into Jester’s yard, and it wasn’t the first time, he said. The issue has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood, he said.
  • Oh, it's definitely still theirs and I'd give it back with a smile. The last thing you want is your pissed-off neighbors dumping their household garbage off in your yard so that it becomes yours all of a sudden.
  • I guess i should go over an push your lawnmower in their yard.
  • spengo that's really funny. But, i think in the legal sense, in most places something that is misplaced is not the finder's. If you find something that doesn't belong to you, you either return it to the owner or you turn it in to the police station. etc. There are laws about what to do with someone else's property that has been left in your possession. Read them. you could be accused of stealing if you're not careful.
  • Oh... You're a lot of fun.Tttehh!!!
  • Are you kidding me?!?! They are kids
  • Theirs. It was just an accident. It's just like saying I was walking by your house and a nickel fell out of my pocket and landed on your lawn. Do you get to keep it? No. It's still mine and I will pick it up and put it back in my pocket. Now if the kids were acting like brats and kept doing that over and over to annoy you, and they blatlantly ignored your orders to play more carefully, you have the right to keep the ball and bring it to the attention of their parents, who should admonish them once and for all.
  • You dog runs in to their yard. Whos dog is it? I say get the ball and play wiht the kids a bit. Loosen up and laugh a bit.

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