Regretful Thieves Do the Unexpected

Stories about theft are usually bad stories, however, this one comes with a little twist in the end, one that may even restore your faith in humanity for the day.

Thieving Around

When two anonymous kids stole a Yamaha motorbike from an apartment, they were probably super proud of their stolen item. The yellow, new-looking bike is something any kid would like to boast to their friends.


However, after the bike went missing, Mel Flesher shared her story on Facebook, describing what had happened and asking for help to find the yellow motorbike of her boyfriend’s kid. Her exact message on her Facebook page went:

“Some loser stole my boyfriends’ kids’ 72 Yamaha 80 cc bike from our complex on 3rd and Ryan, We think it went missing early this morning. Broke the lock we had on it. We recently got this bike and fixed it up so they could learn how to ride. It’s old but runs perfectly for the kids. Please keep your eyes out for it. Thanks.”

The Big Return

Not only is she an awesome girlfriend, but the story she shared clearly touched the hearts of many, so many that it made its way all the way to the thieves themselves! Only one day after the bike went missing, it was returned by those very teenagers who stole it in the first place! Not only was it returned, but a heart-warming apology note came hand in hand with the bike as well as a tank full of gas.

As Flesher describes: “Was on my way to get some breakfast just now leaving the complex and came across this,” she wrote. “The kids’ bike is back where it was along with an awesome note, a new lock, keys, full tank of gas and oil topped up! We are very happy and the kids will be EXTREMELY happy to hear the news! Thank you for doing the right thing!!! You sound like good kids!! We forgive you and hope this taught you a lesson.”

The Heartfelt Note

While it sounds like she may be over forgiving, having a quick look at the note these regretful thieves left with the bike may just warm your heart u to them too!


“Well, we should start by saying sorry for stealing your son’s bike. Although not an excuse, me and my friend figured it would belong to some teenager who had outgrown it. When we read your Facebook post we immediately knew we had to take it back to him,” wrote the teenagers.

“We’ve bought him a new, more secure lock as the previous one was already broken. We have filled the tank and topped up the oil for him. Again, we really are sorry for putting him through this. We wish you two the best in his journeys riding, and we hope you both can find it in your hearts to forgive us. Ride on, little man. You deserve it!”

Although Flesher still has no idea as to the identity of these teenagers, reading their note I’m sure you can agree these kids may have made a mistake, but they recognized that mistake and have made a damn good effort putting it right!