Long ago, in the 1980s a gas station was burglarized and $800 dollars was taken from the cash register. The money was never found and person responsible was never caught. Now an anonymous person has claimed responsibility and returned the cash plus interest.
The self-confessed thief sent a letter to Michigan sheriff’s Dept. admitting that he broke into the convenience store. The letter contained 12 $100 bills, an extra $400 for interest, the letter explained. The author explained that he had lived with the “guilt too long” but there was no mention of a motive.
Despite lacking police records from three decades ago, officials were able to track-down the person who owned the business during the break-in. The man confirmed that the business was burglarized during the time. The business owner and Bob Baker, the sheriff interviewed, were both shocked to encounter the written amends. Baker said, “this just does not happen every day”.
Police have not pursued criminal charges and have no interest in reopening the case. The statute of limitations has long since passed. Baker addressed the anonymous person saying, “if this has bothered you for 30 years, I think you've suffered enough”.