A thief in Bani Gali stole tyres off a car and left an apologetic note. Wait, what?
An Islamabad-based journalist, Asad Ali Toor, recently took to his Twitter account to share the news. He shared pictures of the tyre-less car and a note – that expressed regret and sorrow. Sharing the pictures on his account, Asad wrote:
From Bani Gala, the thief took off the tires of a Public News journalist’s car from Islamabad and left a written note on the way, which said, “I have small children. I am stealing under duress. Please don’t curse me.”
Take a look at the original Twitter post here:
بنی گالہ اسلام آباد سے چور پبلک نیوز کے صحافی کی گاڑی کے ٹائر اُتار کر لے گیا اور جاتے ہوئے تحریری نوٹ بھی چھوڑ گیا جس میں لکھا ہے “میرے چھوٹے چھوٹے بچے ہیں مجبوری میں چوری کررہا ہوں برائے مہربانی بد دُعا مت دیجئے گا۔” #Pakistan #Islamabad @ICT_Police @DigIslamabad @dcislamabad pic.twitter.com/HnKjfSQTeC
— Asad Ali Toor (@AsadAToor) January 17, 2021
Let’s take a closer look at the note that was left by the thief. After stealing the tyres off the car, he wrote:
I am sorry sir.
I am an extremely poor man, and I am forced to do this out of necessity. Sorry sir- I have small children, please don’t curse me.
I am extremely sorry.
Here’s the full picture of the note that was left by the thief:
Is this a first?
This is not the first time we’ve seen an apology letter from a thief. However, this is the first time something like this has happened in Pakistan. Last year, a similar incident took place in Birmingham, UK.
A thief stole items from a student and left a heartfelt apology email. It read:
Hello i am very very sorry for taking your laptop. i am extremely poor and needed the money. i left your phone and wallet so i hope that slightly makes up for something.
I can see you are a university student. if there is any files such as university work on here that you need, let me know and i will send them to you here.
How often do we see something like this? The answer is; Never! Well, here’s what Twitter has to say about the thief in Bani Gala:
Most netizens found this odd and unusual act by the thief extremely bizarre. Here’s what they have to say:
Aakhir tire utara bhi toh ghareeb sahafi ki gaarhi ka hi!
— Farwa Naqvi (@farwanaqvi_) January 17, 2021
Thanks him for leaving a note, else it would be on agencies.
— ABDULLAH SOHAIL 🎖 (@iamabdullyh) January 18, 2021
— سچا چرسى (@sachacharsi) January 18, 2021
looks like handwritten by a teen ager…nt of adult
— لالا (@msba55945204) January 17, 2021
This thief is better than the rulers..
— PAKHTUN (PASHTEEN) (@PakhtunAdvocate) January 17, 2021
We hope the man who was forced to steal to feed his family gets back on his feet [without stealing]. And the person whose car this is- we hope he did not have to face any major setback other than this.
When you walk the streets of your city- especially if you’re in Karachi – you’d notice that amongst the familiar beggars are well-dressed individuals asking for monetary help. Now, more than ever, the streets are filled with families who are in need of financial assistance. If that is not a sign of a depreciating economy then what is?
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