Woman buys thief groceries after he steals her wallet
An Oklahoma woman is being credited for a novel approach to retrieving her stolen wallet.She eventually ran into the man and confronted him. He admitted to taking her wallet, handed it over, and began apologizing profusely. She responded by forgiving him and buying him some groceries. Instead of calling the police and punishing him through the legal channels, she appealed to his good side and apparently got through to him. If the lesson sticks, he'll never stray from the righteous side again.
Jessica Eaves told Yahoo! Shine she was at her local grocery when, “I saw this gentleman down the aisle from me. He walked behind me, and when I got a couple of aisles over, I realized my wallet was gone."
Now, some are saying she should have called the cops anyways. That's a tough call to make, not having been there and seeing the person responsible. Maybe he did con her and wound up with free groceries, but I'm guessing that where the dude didn't leave the store or make any attempt to hide/get away that this really was a crime of desperation.
Kudos to you, Mrs. Eaves - let's hope this is a lesson learned.
That is all.