Two thieves who snatched a statue of a lion from outside a home in a Philadelphia suburb had a change of heart after police posted surveillance video of the heist.
The statute was taken from the West Chester residence on Wednesday. But by Friday, police posted a video of the thieves returning it. They also left behind a bouquet of flowers and a card.
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Police say it was a “smart move to return the property” and the owner is grateful.
You can watch the video below:
So… Soon after we posted the video of the lion statue being taken from a residence in the Borough, it was returned… with flowers and a card… We thank everyone who shared the video and to the two fellas, smart move to return the property. The owner is grateful the statue was returned.#WCBPD#backhome#cameraseverywhere
Posted by West Chester Borough Police Department on Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Associated Press contributed to this article.