Burglar Returns to the Scene of the Crime... With the Loot
OK, this almost never happens.
A burglar broke into a house in Queenstown, New Zealand, twice in a day - the second time to return his loot and leave a heartfelt letter of apology.
The intruder smashed a window to get into Graeme and Shirley Glass' house and took a laptop computer, camera and wallet containing a credit card, the Otago Daily Times reported today.
He came back later to return them as well as a basketball and two pairs of gloves he bought with the card and write a note in Glass's diary apologising for "violating the safety and security of your home".
"I have never written truer words when I say that I wish that I had never done this to you and your family," he wrote.
"From the bottom of my heart I am sorry."
The burglar promised to leave some cash in the Glass's mailbox to pay for the broken window "when I have enough money".