Owner of Stolen, Damaged Auto Gets Letter of Apology and Repentance

From Associated Press

Terry White says after having his 1964 Buick Skylark stolen and damaged last November, the last thing he expected was a handwritten letter of apology.

“I’d like to apologize and ask that my apology be accepted for the inconvenience that my friends and I put you through in stealing your car,” the letter said.

“I personally did not know the car was stolen and I am sorry for getting in it without permission. I’ll never accept another ride from anyone.”

The letter was signed, but police said they could not confirm that the person who signed the letter was involved in the car theft.

White said he was thrilled to receive the letter and accepts the apology.


“But I hope he has learned his lesson. He got off lucky this time,” White said.