Submitted by Guest Blogger:
Elliott James, Prosecutor Orleans Parish
CALIFORNIA: Thieves who broke into the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office on the night of July 31 by clipping alarm wires and shimming between floor boards and walls to get past the building’s high security system stole a cache of computers including a laptop and then wait for it – returned the stolen property with a note of apology.
Police alerted Candy Stallings, the agency’s executive director, that there was suspicious activity going on at the office and when she arrived to check it out, she found the stolen property sitting at the door. The thieves apparently felt so guilty they had stolen from a nonprofit agency that helps victims of sexual violence that they had a change of heart and returned the bounty. Inside the laptop was their heartfelt note leaving behind encouraging words for the agency.
“We had no idea what we were takeing [sic]. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples [sic] live. God bless.”
Apology accepted. Stallings says she will frame the note and hang it in her office as an inspirational reminder.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
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