One woman from Louisville, Kentucky, had her car stolen from her driveway and then returned to the exact same spot 3 days later – together with a handwritten apology from the thief
Police have confirmed for WASH11 that Pamela Barker reported the car stolen on Sunday. She gave them specifics of the vehicle, which made it easily recognizable, and also posted photos and a plea for information on social media.
Three days after the car was stolen, Barker found it, sitting in the same driveway it had been stolen from. Inside was a note that had apparently been written by the thief, in which he explained why he had decided to bring it back. He also apologized for what he’d done.
“Hey Pamela Barker, sorry about your car. I broke into your car and found your car keys and drove. I'm really sorry because I understand how hard it is not to have a car so I brought it back. Once again sorry. I know this wont fix it but oh well,” the note read. “Much love for you.”
At first, Barker couldn’t believe her eyes, she tells the media outlet. Who does this?, was the first question on her mind, since she had almost come to terms with the thought that she might never see her car again.
Then, as she thought about it, she understood that whoever took it probably needed it, too. She doesn’t care who that person was or what they used the car for, because she’s happy she could be of help by involuntarily lending them her vehicle.
“I just feel such joy and gratitude because I could help somebody,” the woman explains. “[They] needed my car and [they] brought it back.”
Police have also confirmed that Barker reported the car recovered on the day she found it in her driveway, and that she provided them with the receipts for the rental she used during the 3 days her car was missing. In other words, yes, there really is a car thief with a heart of gold out there in Kentucky.