Boise bike thief returns bikes
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI-TV) A bicycle thief in Boise decided to go a different direction. After stealing seven bikes from a charity Monday, the person returned three of them with a note.
"Bring it back and we won't ask any questions."
That's the message the director of World Relief sent when someone cut the lock and took off with seven charitable bikes. Three days later it was answered.
Larry Jones, Director for World Relief says, "we saw it first thing this morning. Everyone was kind of showing the note around and saying wow isn't this incredible."
A note that reads: "sorry didn't mean to steal from you guys," and along with the note were three bikes.
Jones says, "we feel really pretty good because it indicates to us the person who stole the bikes has a conscience, has a heart and responded to our situation and our plea to him."
Larry Jones says these bikes were for refugees to help them establish a new life.
"Refugees have often times waited for 25 years in a camp to get on with their lives. And so we feel it's very important that any of them who arrive in boise are given as much help as we can give them," says Jones.
But the gift giving doesn't stop there. Jones was in for a whole new surprise.
According to Jones, "the director of the minimum security facility over in Ontario had seen the news report. He was home with his children and he started talking to one of his sons about it and then he got clearance from his supervisor to bring some of the bicycles the inmates had refurbished and donate them to World Relief."
Ten extra bikes now going towards a good cause.
"It was a great lesson all around. We just had a great time rejoicing with him as we unloaded the bikes, replied Jones.