Washington's friend Adrienne told Quinones she assumed he worked for the park and wasn't a thief.
"Our thoughts were, well, if he had been black or a person of color, the police would have been called in immediately," she said.
Would parkgoers' reactions change if our thief was African-American? Or what if the thief was an attractive female?
Find out what happens on "What Would You Do?" Friday May 7 at 9 p.m. ET.