He needed to find somewhere to plant this and quick. Jack wasn’t really fond of being chased down my the guards. And if getting someone else in trouble ensured his safety, then he’d do whatever he needed to do in order to do it.
Then he saw his opportunity. Someone new in Burgess seemed to have come along. Simple plan to follow, really. Make ‘friends’, plant the item, and walk away like he saw nothing. Time to put the plan into motion. Jack walked up to the stranger, smirk on his face. “You lost here, kid?” he asked.