Thief Writes Apology Note, Returns Cash 10 Years Later

by Karl Utermohlen | September 10, 2013 1:54 pm

An inspirational story took place in the InterAsian Market & Deli in Nashville, Tennessee last Friday when a man walked in to make amends for a crime he committed over ten years ago.

Yahoo reports that a stranger walked in[1] with an envelope for owner Keosavanh Xayarath and his son but they wouldn’t accept it, fearing that it might be a scam. The man insisted that they should take it and eventually left it on the counter for the owner to open.

Worried about what the envelope might contain, Xayarath called his attorney and examined the envelope with him before opening it and finding a letter and $400. The letter was an apology that started with “I am a drug addict. About 11 or 12 years ago I robber this gun with a store.”

The letter went on to say how the anonymous thief stole $300 back then and how he is now clean of drugs. The man included $400 and ended the letter with a peace offering in the hopes that the store-owners would accept his apology.

Xayarath said that he has accepted this sign of good faith and the police will not be involved in these events.

  1. Yahoo reports that a stranger walked in:

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