Did a 5K Sunday night with a friend who was visiting from Chicago. She didn't bring a pack or anything to keep her stuff in so she carried her phone and mp3 player the whole night. Stopped in the can at one of the casinos on the way out and she didn't realize she left both items on the TP dispenser until we got back to my car. She ran back in and of course they were gone. Asked the person cleaning the bathroom and security if they saw anything, both said no. Security had surveillance checking video of who went in n out of the bathroom, no luck. I tried calling her phone and a black female answered. I asked if she found the phone, she said yes. She gave me a bs story about being too far away to return it and hung up on me. I kept calling the phone for about 30 mins (including a few mins where it was turned off and the call went straight to voicemail) until she answered it again. I asked her to return to the casino so we can straighten things out. She asked how much I was gonna give her. I told her to tell me what she wanted and she said "fifty bucks." I said I can do fifty. She showed up at the casino looking ratty as all hell. She kept licking her lips, she had a nasty ponytail weave and was wearing a pink flowered tank top and jean shorts. She had the phone in her hand. She gave me the phone and dug the mp3 player out of her purse and handed that over as well. I passed them both to my friend and started asking her where she got them. She started giving me a bs story about some woman selling them to her outside the side door of the casino for $40, but she paid her with a $50 bill and the woman never brought her change back to her. She was claiming she never went in the bathroom and someone else sold them to her and people do this all the time, so that's ok. While we were talking, 4 security guards swarmed around us including the supervisor that was helping us. He talked to her for a second, talked to my friend and when he found out that the property was all returned, they all disappeared. I'm very surprised by that since most of the casinos (especially the downtown ones that have plenty of undesirables in and out) will trespass someone at the drop of a hat. I'm surprised that he didn't even try to ask her name or for ID to trespass her. After security all walked away, she looked at me and asked me for the $50 that I "promised" her. I said "I never promised you $50, I just said I could do that. I don't believe your story and I think you stole the phone from the bathroom yourself. Be happy to walk away knowing you did a good deed by returning it." She flipped off the handle. She started pulling at her weave and smacking her lips. I thought for sure she was going to swing on either of us at any second. She just snapped that maybe next time she won't bring the phone back. I told her to quit stealing other people's stuff and she wouldn't have this problem. So I'm looking for an expert opinion...how would you have handled it? My friend got her property back and wasn't interested in going back and forth to prosecute this misdemeanor at best. Security had no interest in dealing with her. I'm still kinda peeved that they didn't trespass her or at least ID her since I have no doubt that she's going to try to do the same thing again. She seems too eager to make a quick buck off a dumb tourist who forgets their property not to do it again. My biggest question...would anyone here have paid her any money?