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I thought crimes were a lot rarer than they actually were--for instance, if someone held up a gas station in Maine, it would be on the news all over the country, with pictures on TV and massive manhunts going on. When I read in a book that "there has been no crime in all of Mexico for five days" (because the criminals were all working together on a huge plot), I didn't see why that was such a big deal.

Anon
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Up until I was nine or ten, I believed that if you broke the law--for anything, ever--you would go to jail for the rest of your life. I didn't know that there were such things as five-year or even three-month sentences. You went to jail, end of story, never came out.

I was very confused when I watched the third Wallace and Grommit movie and the paper said "Grommit gets life" for being framed as a sheep-stealer. I thought that meant he was going to be executed.

Wordwizard
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I used to believe that if somebody manages to break into someone's house, they are legally entitled to stay there, and that's why people lock their doors.

flarn2006
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I used to believe that Prosecution meant Execution so whenever I saw a sign that said "Shoplifters will be Prosecuted" I thought "Oh my gosh if I steal this they're going to kill me!".

Sam
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I used to believe that kissing was illegal until you were married, and that movie stars got special government permissions.

Anon
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When I heard on TV that someone would get sentenced to "Life plus 20 years" in prison I thought that after they died their dead body would have to still be in the cell for that number of years before they could be buried.

Summerset
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I thought 'No Drinking and Driving' meant no drinking of any kind while driving. I was shocked my father would break the law. He was drinking Soda...

Anon
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I used to believe that when the streetlights came on it was illegal for children to be outside.

Anon
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I used to belive that the black market was a flea market type place, where all criminals whould go to do thier evil shopping.

Jess
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For some reason I thought sometimes when the police found a dead body it wasn't real but a fake one the bad guy had made that was so realistic even the police, coroners etc couldn't tell

Dietrich Corby
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When I was young, to stop me and my sister playing with the electric windows in the car our mom told us it was illegal to open car windows on the freeway. I didn't realise this wasn't the case until I was 17 years old when taking a road trip with my buddies. Embarassing.

Nick C
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On the way to my grandparents lake-house my aunt would always point out the large prison on the left. There was large red and white flagpole out front and I never looked past it, because I believed the flagpole was the prison (and thought it was a faraway tower). I wondered how they fit all the bad guys on top of each other.

Anon
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When I was little and I'd hear on the news about someone receiving "life plus ten years" or two life sentences, I could never figure out how that worked. If someone died and still had ten years to serve, I thought they would leave their dead body sit in the cell for ten years to finish the sentence.

MaryHobbes
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I thought a highwayman was just someone who helps pave the road and stuff like that

Nate
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I'd heard people talk about letter and legal size envelopes on TV, but I didn't know what it meant. I figured that all the envelopes we sent were the "legal" size, because the other size was "illegal."

Aretia
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When I was little I used to believe that real life villains talked backwards and wanted everything to be bad in their lives.

Marco
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I used to believe it was illegal to shop at Goodwill unless you were poor.

Aretia
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When I was a little girl, about 5 years old, I believed drinking any beverage in the car was illegal. If we would get into the car and my dad would bring a Coca Cola or something, I would ride in silent fear that the police would get us because my dad was "drinking and driving".

Anon
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When I was little I used to live in an apartment in a bad neighborhood. One time on the news, there was an alert issued for two kids that had been kidnapped and had been driven off in an unverified vehicle.
I guess it kind of scarred me because I started to sleep in bed with my parents, and I put the blanket over my head when I slept, so if any bad guys climbed up to the window, they wouldn't see any kids to kidnap.

I don't believe bad guys will steal me away in the night anymore, and I don't sleep in bed with my parents anymore, but I'm so used to sleeping with the blanket over my head I still do it!

Anon
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I used to believe when you broke a law, you would get fines if you were under 18 and go to jail if you were 18 or older.

Anon
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