NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - A city sign that was stolen around 30 years ago has been returned with an apology note along with a 50 dollar donation.
Apparently a man in New Smyrna Beach could not bear the guilt anymore of what he did decades ago and has come forward to rectify it. Below is a press release from the New Smyrna Beach Police Department with the details.
Talk about a story of redemption and forgiveness. The City of New Smyrna Beach recently received a strange package in the mail containing a large metal sign that said, "NEW SMYRNA BEACH SAYS NO TO DRUGS".
Taped to the sign was a hand written note which said: "Fathers of NSB, Please accept this sign and funds to reinstall it, as well as my apologies. Sometime in the late 80's, I stole this sign in a fit of youthful exuberance. Forgive Me!"
Also inside the package was a money order for $50.00.
Apparently the youthful culprit of this mischief learned a valuable lesson and set themselves on a mission to make a wrong they committed, right once again.
I don't know about you, but seeing such an act of contrition should give us all hope that people can change and can, "Do the right thing", even if it's nearly 30 years later. It just goes to show you there is "No Statute of Limitations on a Guilty Conscience".
The original Facebook post from the New Smyrna Beach Police Department.