Thursday, 15 August 2013

So sometimes there can be honour among thieves

The saying that there’s no honour among thieves is generally applied metaphorically, and to certain highly-reputed callings such as politicians, bankers, lawyers or journalists. 

That makes it fun to discover a case where real thieves display a certain honour, or at least, an ability to listen to their consciences.

On 31 July, thieves broke into the offices of the Sexual Assault Services charity in San Bernardino, California. Despite a concerted effort to disable the alarm system, an alert was given and police attended with the centre’s director, Candy Stallings. They were too late: the thieves had gone and she was left disconsolate, trying to come to terms with the loss of several computers and other property .

Within two hours, more unexplained movement had been detected at the premises. She and the police headed back again and discovered – a shopping trolley containing all the stolen equipment.

Inside a laptop, they found a note:

We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back. 

We hope that you guys can continue to make a differerence in peoples live. 

God Bless.
Can't fault the sentiment.
The words on the other hand...

The English is lamentable but the change of heart is welcome.

So it seems thieves do occasionally show honour. Even if they still leave a little to desire when it comes to literacy.

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