A patio pirate who wasn’t content with just stealing a delivery package— took the criminal activity an action even more when they chose to leave a handwritten note thanking the victim for letting them take it.
Homeowner Hilary Smith, of St. Paul, Minnesota, said she discovered the note on her deck after coming home from work around 5: 00 p.m., and hours after she received a text stating her plan was successfully delivered.
” So simply a fast little thank you for leaving me the chance of taking your plan. Extremely nice of you. Thank you,” the note said.
A burglar who took a plan from the front steps of a St. Paul house left a thank-you note behind. St. Paul authorities published a photo of the note on Twitter on Friday, and advised homeowners who are expecting deliveries to take precautions to prevent thefts. (St. Paul Cops Department/Star Tribune by means of AP).
It was mockingly signed: “The brand-new owner of your package.”
The St. Paul authorities published a photo of the vicious note on Twitter while offering tips to citizens to prevent this kind of crime from happening. They were also curious to see if others received a comparable note, asking regional residents to report these types of theft.
” It’s something we’ve never seen prior to, and I don’t understand what to chalk it up to. It’s so unprecedented,” Sgt. Mike Ernster informed Fox6Now
While a teasing note was extremely rare, police stated that 94 plan thefts have been reported in St. Paul since Oct. 1. They added patio burglars are more frequent around the vacations.
Smith, who posted the photos to a Facebook group she belongs to, said the package was a small gift for her employer– a portable phone battery charger– so she chose not to report the criminal activity. The post got more than 1,700 reactions and 600 comments in one day.
” I looked down and there was a piece of note pad paper folded neatly on the top action. So I chose it up, read it, it generally was a ‘thank you’ note for letting me take your bundle,” she informed the outlet.
Smith could not think what she was checking out, explaining her state of mind as ” rather flabbergasted.” She called the theft “brazen and arrogant.”
” I do appreciate a nicely-crafted ‘thank you’ note, but this is ridiculous,” she told Fox6Now.
As the vacations technique, Smith says she has actually officially installed a decoy bundle on her steps that she hopes will combat deck outlaws. She described it as being filled with “a little present from my canine.”