Thief Leaves Apology Note In Wallet He Stole
No one wants to have their hard-earned cash stolen from them, but if it happened to you, you might feel marginally better knowing that your money had gone towards feeding someone less fortunate's starving family.
But how would you find out what your money had been spent on? Well, maybe the crook would leave a letter of apology, explaining why they'd committed the deed.
That's what happened to Victor Molina after his wallet was stolen and then returned with an apologetic note inside.
The letter read: "I am sorry. I am not the kind of person who takes other people's things, but I did not have anything to feed my kids so I owe you the money."
The wallet was originally stolen in the city of Casilda, in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe, with less than £10 ($13) inside.
It was then dropped off secretly at a local radio station before employees spotted it on the floor, 'abandoned' with a note tucked inside.
According to local media, it still contained the owner's
documentation and was eventually returned to construction worker Victor Molina.
The father-of-nine (bloody hell, he probably needed the cash as much as the thief did) told Radio Casilda: "I only had 500 Argentine pesos (£9.50/$12.50) in the wallet so if he took it to feed his children, it was good that this person ended up with it.
"I think the letter is genuine. If he was a bad person, he would have nicked the money and thrown away the wallet. Instead, he returned it and left a nice note. I think it is even possible that he might know me."
Molina added: "If he really did it to feed his kids then fine, it is not a
big deal. He does not owe me anything and we are good." What a nice LAD.
People were quick to express their sympathy on social media with one user commenting: "Poor guy, what a tough situation."
And it seems as though incidents like this - crime theft victims receiving an apology from the person responsible - are more common than you might think. Back in November a man took to Twitter to share a bizarre message he claims to have been 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.
Following the subject line 'AW: I'm sorry about your laptop', the email 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."
Is it possible to like thieves? I think it might just be under these circumstances anyway.
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