A theft of a 100-plus-pound lion statue from a West Chester home was resolved after the two remorseful thieves returned it to the family, along with flowers and an apology note, according to a report from CBS Philly.
Both the theft of the statue and its return were captured on surveillance camera.
The Bunn family, who live on North Church Street, purchased the statue for their front steps three years ago for $150.
Christiana and David Bunn and their daughter Cecilia found the theft both shocking and funny.
“I thought it was funny because I was home in my room when it happened,” said Cecilia.
The theft was reported to the police and the video shared on social media networks. Within 24 hours, the statue was returned with flowers and a remorseful note in which the thieves said they planned to return the statue from the beginning.
The father said the family was so happy to get the statue back that he extended an offer to the thieves.
“Come knock on the door,” he said. “Let’s have a beer summit.”
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