Crooks rip off nonprofit rape crisis center, then return the stuff with an apology note


The day after burglars ripped off the San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services office, they broke back in again and returned everything they'd stolen, with a note reading "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."

As ABC 7 News reported, the office has no sign outside, in order to protect those who desperately need its help.

The nonprofit's executive director, Candy Stallings, told NBC News: "We were all pretty shocked. You've got to be kidding me. I was in disbelief. I got chills. I got very emotional."

The police admitted they'd never heard of thieves returning property. It seems counter to their intentions.

Stolen computers arrive back at nonprofit -- with apology note

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  1. Welcome to America, we may have horrible politicians and business leaders, but we're evolving a whole new class of criminals.

  2. The governor of Texas could learn something from these guys.

  3. The police admitted they'd never heard of thieves returning property. It seems counter to their intentions.

    An astute observation. Not that I´d expect anything less from skilled investigators.

  4. The problem is that thieves are humans too, and the police don't view the world in human terms.

  5. cubby says:

    This illustrates well the dual nature of people. No person is truly all bad or all good, despite what stories and personas they may project or our culture may assign to them. We all have 'good' and 'bad' traits and we express them differently and at different times. Our culture is so attuned to boxing someone in and naming them a criminal or a saint that there is little to no flexibility, despite evidence such as this, that shows evidence of the (darker, in this case) shades of gray.

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