Woman Asks if She’s Wrong for Reporting a Friend to His Work and Getting Him Fired

Sometimes, I guess you just have to report people, you know what I’m saying?

Well, at least that’s what it sounds like in this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page.

But was this woman out of line for doing this?

Read her story below and see what you think.

AITA for reporting my friend to his work and getting him fired because he refused to give my books back?

“I (27f) recently had some friends over at my house for my birthday.

I have a book collection with some signed books by relatively famous authors. They’re not behind a locked shelf or anything, but they’re in my room. After they left I noticed that few of my books were gone, and someone mentioned that “Jay” (28m) claimed I let him borrow the books.

I called Jay and yelled at him about lying and stealing my books. He tried to explain that he was taking them to his work (bookstore) to get them officially appraised, and it was supposed to be a surprise gift. I chewed him off and asked him how that’s considered a “gift” and I wanted the books back. He refused. I told him I will be calling the cops his work if he doesn’t, and he still refused to bring them back.

I immediately called the cops to file a police report and waited until the morning to call his work. I gave them all the details, including the case number, and said I’ll be coming with an officer to get my books back from Jay that day. His work cooperated with me and promptly fired Jay after I got my books back.

Jay claims that I “went too far over a few books” and demands that I give him money until he finds another job.


Check out what folks had to say on Reddit.

One person said she’s NTA and that this guy was trying to steal these books from her.

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Another reader said this guy isn’t her friend and it sounds like he’s done this before.

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And one individual said it sounds like this guy had a nice scam going on before he got caught.

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