Best story I EVER heard about old uniforms was from a local university cop. They were changing over their uniform and the old ones were simply being thrown out. A sergeant simply took all the old shirts and put them into a trash bag and tossed them into a dumpster. Ok, that's reasonable. The only catch, some homeless guy, sorry, UNHOUSED (the new term 🙄) found them and the next thing they knew, there were several guys walking around in old department uniform shirts. The scramble to get them back was on.
I can't verify this story, I got it from a cop from that Department,several years ago and no way in Hell do I blame the Sgt. who tossed them, who in the HELL would expect THAT to happen?!?!?!?
I decided to NOT name the department because some folks might overreact to a situation that NO ONE could expect and is a product of human nature.