Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Repentant Thieves

Here's a story that may become an urban myth:

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. --Burglars have struck twice at the Guyandotte United Methodist Church but the second time they may have remembered that commandment, the one that goes, "Thou shalt not steal."

Thieves first jimmied the church's door locks Monday night and stole about $5,000 worth of sound and office equipment, church treasurer Rocky Frazier said. Then, they broke back the next night and returned everything. "They taketh and the Lord giveth back," Frazier said Friday. "It's like there's a higher power at work."

Whatever the reason, they had a change of heart, said the Rev. Julia Bolling.

"It was either that, or our prayer for grace for them," she said.


I have a feeling the thieves were young. They probably returned the stolen items after their parents found out about the church's burglary.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

They returned the equipment, at least. They should've returned the change as well. Oh well, life goes on.

3/05/2007 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

I thought of the $22 too. I think they spent it immediately.

3/07/2007 07:19:00 AM  

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