On the night of July 31, police arrived at the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office to respond to an alarm. According to CBS Los Angeles, the building had been broken into through the ceiling, but by the time police arrived the thieves had already fled the area. Cindy Stalling, the executive director was notified, but the investigation had to wait until morning. Two hours later, however, Stalling received a call about more suspicious activity at the office. When she arrived, she found something absolutely shocking.
Instead of a ransacked office, Stalling found a shopping cart on the front steps filled with all of the computers that had been stolen. Inside one of the laptops there was a note explaining that the thieves had experienced a change of heart. It read:
We had no idea what we were takeing [sic]. Here your stuff back we hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless.
Apparently, these burglars hadn’t done their research and did not know that they were stealing from a nonprofit that is dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault. Once they realized this, however, they felt obligated to return everything that had been stolen.
Stalling told NBC Los Angeles, “We were all pretty shocked. You’ve got to be kidding me. I was in disbelief, I got chills, I got very emotional.”
Obviously it would have been nicer if the thieves hadn’t stolen the computers at all … but this note is enough to remind us that even some criminals have a
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