via atrios: who notes, “Normally this would be a crime, but for some reason it isn’t. Nobody has any concern about prosecutions. The article doesn’t even raise the possibility.
How does this even happen? A bank broke into someone’s private residence which never had a mortgage with that bank and stole all their possessions because they thought they were someone else. This was not a “mistake”, it was a property violation and a crime. If a person accidentally broke into your house and absconded with your all your worldly possessions because they thought you were someone else I don’t think the law would be so forgiving.