Crime and Punishment

‘Here Your Stuff Back:’ Burglars Return Computers and Leave Note That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Is it restored yet? IS IT?
The note. (Photo: Candy Stallings)

The note. (Photo: Candy Stallings)

In what sounds like something straight out of an old episode of Oprah, a group of burglars returned their loot after they found out it was stolen from a nonprofit’s office.

Last week, thieves ransacked the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office by descending through the ceiling and collected several computers, monitors and a laptop. The police arrived at the building, which didn’t have any signage to indicate what it housed.

Several hours later, the bandits broke-in again, but it wasn’t because they forgot their black mask and gloves — they were returning what they stole. Tucked inside a shopping cart was the computer equipment and a note apologizing.

In their own spelling, it stated:

“We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back we hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless.”

Candy Stallings, the group’s director, said everything was returned. She said they were all shocked that the burglars gave back the computers, adding, “You’ve got to be kidding me. I was in disbelief, I got chills, I got very emotional.”

Since the note was taken for evidence, Ms. Stallings will hang up a photo copied version of it. But the good deed doesn’t mean the still unidentified burglars are off the hook. If caught, they’ll need to pay $1,000 in building repairs.

(Via NBC News)

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