Man Claims Laptop Thief Emailed Apologising For Theft And Offered To Send Back Uni Work

A man has taken to Twitter to share a bizarre message he claims was sent from the thief who nicked his pal's laptop.

In the post, the man shared a photo of his mate's phone screen, which appears to show an email sent from the thief apologising for his actions and offering to send him any important documents he might need.

Sharing the photo, the man wrote: "So, my flat mate's laptop got stolen today. Please, pree what the thief sent him." before adding a bunch of crying laughing emojis.


Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

In full, the email, which has the subject line, 'AW: I'm sorry about your laptop', read: "Hello, I am very, very sorry for taking your laptop. I am extremely poor and needed the money. I left your phone and wallet so I that slightly makes up for something.

"I can see you are a university student. If there is any files such as university work on here that you need, let me know and I will send them to you here.

"Once again, I am sorry."

Since sharing the weird message, the man has found his tweet going viral - but not everyone is angry with the thief, in fact a lot of people are speaking up on his behalf with one social media user writing: "At least he was kind enough to explain his situation. The owner's files are not lost and he knows his laptop is with a nice person."

Another wrote: "I actually like this thief, I need help." I'm saying nothing...

While a third added: "It kinda breaks my heart."


Others were less understanding of the alleged thief's situation, with one guy writing: "How thoughtful. I'll hold up a petrol station and just kindly explain to them that I need the money."

While another pointed out: "This is sad but now you're without a laptop and they sure aren't going to replace."

A third reckoned that if the thief was truly as sorry as his email makes out then he should offer to write the fella's next essay for him. Good plan, what could possibly go wrong.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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