While we are no stranger to videos of thieves dancing to the CCTV after getting hold of the valuables, how often do you see one of them having a guilt trip? Don’t think too much, because that’s an absolute rarity.
However, we are here with one such case, where a thief did what he does, but came right back with an apology.
Stevie Valentine, a Twitter, user, took to the micro-blogging site to share the story of his flatmate’s laptop being stolen. While this is normal, what happened next is all kinds of bizarre! In a genuine revelation, the person who stole the laptop, reached out to the flatmate via email and apologized for the same.
“Hello I am very very sorry for taking your laptop. I am extremely poor and needed the money.”
In his note, he mentioned that he pulled off the crime in dire need of money. Adding to his words, the thief said that he could have taken the phone and the wallet too, but did not. The man also offered to send across the important files in the laptop if need be!
“I left your phone and wallet so I hope that slightly makes up for something. I can see you are a university student. If there is any such 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.”
Wow. That’s much like stealing a car and returning the car freshener just in case you miss the good smell. Right?
Here is the post:
So my flat mates laptop got stolen today, please pree what the thief sent him 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pDhhpmncPz
— Stevie Valentine (@StevieBlessed) November 28, 2018
Instead of slamming him for the loot, the thief’s justification got Netizens laughing as they chose to notice the sarcastic side to it.
A sympathetic criminal. We stan.
— isa (@moisturizeds) November 28, 2018
If he’s really sorry he’ll write the next essay.
— Theo (@Heli0s) November 28, 2018
These got me cracked up. 😛
He deserves the charger pic.twitter.com/Lab5L8Me0L
— Olufemi Oyekanmi (@_jimmydneutron) November 28, 2018
And they say there’s no honor amongst thieves smh
— Preston (@Press107Preston) November 28, 2018
Give the thief a medal.
“If there are any files such as university work, that you need let me know”. MANNNNNN pic.twitter.com/Jud0Mb4UfO
— sulia moses (@suliarmoses) November 28, 2018
The thief sending the documents back pic.twitter.com/1qjzFJRMSZ
— Lemphorwana la Bojalwa (@Roooosta) November 28, 2018
Well, how about returning the laptop?
😂😂 at least he’s willing to send his uni work for him
— YT: ObaaHemaaa (@Obaa_Hemaaa) November 28, 2018
I actually feel so bad for the theif lol
— Mojimorire👑 (@JireAgbetunsin) November 28, 2018
Nice? Not really.
wow, this is the nicest theif I've ever seen 😂😂😂
— Eghonghon (@rafreo_) November 28, 2018
The game has been changed 😂😂😂🙆🏼♂️
— Uncle_Dosage (@CHUKWUEDOZIE_) November 28, 2018
While the thief deserves a pat on the back for his sincere atonement, the act remains a crime which shouldn’t have been committed. Period.