Victim “Friends” Him On Facebook

“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other”

1 Thessalonians 5:15

“I couldn’t be more sorry,” said the young thief, after breaking in and robbing a family-owned store called H.P. Tergesen and Sons- that has been in operation in Winnipeg, Canada for 117-years. When the store owner returned the next day, he “discovered that someone had smashed a window with a tire iron, and stolen several watches.” The store had surveillance cameras, which caught a clear image of the suspects face. As a small town of only around 6,000 people, several of the locals were already claiming to know who the young man was. “But before turning to the police, Tergesen [decided he would] turn to Facebook.”

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Store Robber Friended Facebook Sorry Forgive Apologize Winnipeg Canada

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Shortly after the robbery, and once he consulted with members of the community, there was an alert on the thief’s “Facebook account (It was a friend request), the cheerful profile picture of the man whose store he’d broken into and robbed — the man was kissing his dog in the photo, for Pete’s sake.”

“The boy broke down.”

According to a message Tergesen shared with Buzzfeed, the thief  wrote,“I couldn’t live with what I did, and I’ll be returning everything. I’m willing to face the consequences and I couldn’t be more sorry for what I did.”

“Tergesen sent the friend request and waited for a reply. Five minutes, 10, 15.”

“He saw the friend request from me, which must have been a bit startling,” Tergesen told the CBC. “I only wish I could have seen his face. I guess he realized, you know, he was done for at that point and he better start backpedaling quickly.”

Image: Buzzfeed

Image: Buzzfeed

The boy admitted to being intoxicated, and not thinking clearly at the time, and that he would be turning himself in to the police – Tergesen said he believes he is doing the right thing. The best thing to come out of the whole situation according to Tergesen,”Is that the community came together.”

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were a bit less enthusiastic about the approach, saying that citizens should leave the sleuthing and police work to the professionals.

Article: Washington Post