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Thief returns stolen penguin with apology

January 18, 2010

On Monday, KING 5 News aired surveillance footage of a man stealing
the lawn decoration from her front porch, while she and her family were
on vacation.

…But Wednesday morning, the stolen penguin reappeared.

…The Hoods found the penguin over at the side of the house. A place
where surveillance cameras couldn’t capture the thief returning to the
scene of the crime.

“So I ran downstairs, ran out in the front yard in my nightgown with
no shoes and I saw a big plastic bag with a note on it,” said Alexis.

The handwritten letter attached to the penguin said: “It was never
our intention to upset you, or even worse, make your 10-year-old
daughter sad… We hope that our actions have not made you feel unsafe
in your own home… We feel you deserve an apology in person, but due
to our embarrassment we are writing a letter.”

“That was very nice,” said Alexis.

“They probably are very pleasant people who made a bad decision,”
said Alexis’ father. “At least they were good enough to own up to it
and bring it back.”

Now all is forgiven and both kids and adults learned the importance
of saying you’re sorry and righting a wrong.

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