Regret Makes The Man Return The Stolen Cash


Have you ever read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky? If yes, you would probably find parallels between these news and that novel. If not, you should know that in that novel the protagonist confesses to murder. Well, in this case the protagonist – that is the criminal – has also turned himself in.

Not sure how funny these news are, but it is an interesting episode that seems to be straight out of movies. So here is what Associated Press have reported:

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — Cops in Northern California say a man robbed a gas station only to return hours later to give the money back and apologize.

…Abbott first entered the gas station demanding cash with what the clerk believed was a semi-automatic handgun.

…The clerk gave Abbott some cash, and Abbott left, also taking two bottles of beer.

…Three hours later Abbott returned, giving back most of the cash and saying he was sorry. He says the weapon turned out to be a BB gun, which officers haven’t found.

This guy Abbot went to jail, just like the protagonist of Crime and Punishment. The crime was stupid. So the punishment was harsh: the protagonist was sent to Siberia (the action took place in Russia).

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