I came across two sketchy photos while developing a customer's photo order today. Both photos show an elderly woman in her 80s lying in bed with a copy of today's newspaper lain on her chest, both photos are the same except for the page of the newspaper shown: one is the front page of the LA times, the other is a different page--the dates on both are clearly visible.
The customer claimed the elderly woman was his mother, which makes no sense to me--why would anybody need such a photo to validate his or her mother was alive? Shouldn't their word be enough?
My boss doesn't want to report this to the police.
The only times I've seen such photos are in movies where kidnappers use them as proof of life.
My gut tells me to report this to the police. It just seems so sketchy.
But maybe such photos are commonly used for official legal purposes as well, such as proof of life for IDK... benefits?
Should I report this and risk pissing off my boss? Can my boss retaliate against me for going against his decision not to report?