Gawker recently ran a story about apologetic burglars who returned the things they stole from a clinic that treats the victims of sexual assault.
Here is how the story began:
Burglars rarely return to the scene of the crime — much less in order to return the things they stole.
But that’s exactly what happened in California last week, just hours after the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services was robbed of several computer, monitors, and other valuables.
Candy Stallings, who runs the nonprofit, says she was called to the office on July 31st after a report came in about a break-in at the office.
The burglars had climbed in through the walls, disabling security systems and motion detectors as they went.
As Stallings left the scene around 1:30 AM, she overheard an officer explain to some “transients” who had gathered near the building what the nonprofit did.
The office has no sign on the door identifying itself in order to protect victims who seek its services.
Just three hours later, Stallings received another call: The burglars were back. But this time, rather than steal more stuff, they had left some stuff behind.