One way to perhaps feel better about yourself is to apologize after you steal someone else’s belongings. Actually, not taking them in the first place … well, for some people, that’s just not an option.
So instead of not stealing a laptop, one thief simply broke into the email and sent an apology. Oh, he also asked the owner to send him a needed file.
After all, it was the least the honorable could do.
“I know I stole your laptop yesterday. I needed the money as I have been struggling to make ends meet,” the email read, via News 18. “I see that you were busy with a research proposal, I have attached it, and if there are any other files that you need please alert me before Monday 12:00 since I have found a customer.”
The owner of the laptop said he had “mixed emotions” about it after sharing the email on Twitter.
An Honest Robber
That tweet received more than 350,000 “likes,” and counting, and more than 4,000 comments. And needless to say, everyone had some advice for the victim.
“I also got robbed and he returned my driver’s license and keys,” one of the more interesting comments read. “They even asked if I have a taxi fare. I was never so confused.”
Another comment read: “A very smart thief, the fact that he thought of sending you an email using your email. I always send myself documents, never thought I’d see a thief do that.”
As far as we know, the laptop has not been returned. And we don’t know if the thief made the sale. So odds are, both the thief and his victim have been left empty-handed. Still, you have to give it to this robber, could it be he’s actually a nice guy? Mabye he needed the money for a very important thing? Or maybe he needed the money for rent? Who knows, but man, oh man. I would be so livid if this happened to me.