Thief who took 7 bikes has change of heart



BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Someone who took seven bicycles from a relief agency that helps refugees from war-torn counties make new starts in Boise apparently had a change of heart.

KBOI-TV reports ( ) that someone returned three of the bicycles to World Relief Boise with a handwritten note that said: “Sorry. Didn’t mean to steal from you guys.”

World Relief director Larry Jones says the donated bicycles were stolen over the weekend. The brief note didn’t say what happened to the other four bikes, which were to be given to refugees so they could get around the city.

In the meantime, officials at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Ore., saw the news report about the stolen bikes and brought 10 bicycles from the prison’s bike repair program to World Relief on Wednesday.


Information from: KBOI-TV,