Thursday, April 7, 2016
Someone stole this New Smyrna Beach sign 30 years ago and just returned it because they felt bad
By Rachel Stuart
on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM
The sign — which says, "New Smyrna Beach Says No to Drugs" — was returned to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department
along with a $50 money order and a hand-written note, according to a post on NSBPD's Facebook page
on Wednesday, April 6.
The note taped to the sign says, "Fathers of NSB, please accept this sign and funds to reinstall it, as well as my apologies. Sometime in the late '80s, I stole this sign in a fit of youthful exuberance. Forgive me!"
NSBPD's post says this act of contrition should "give us all hope that people can change and can 'do the right thing,' even if it's 30 years later."
Because teens love stealing signs, someone stole a metal sign from New Smyrna Beach 30 years ago, and now, because of a guilty conscience, it has been returned.