Payback's a beer, instead of a bitch

Payback's a beer, instead of a bitch

A woman called her local news station on Monday, to let them know that a chronic petty thief who has victimized her for years, has come clean-sort of…

Dee and Leo Samad have a nice backyard that they open up to friends and neighbors. There's a beer tap in the bar and cold cans in the fridge. It's out in the open and subject to the honor system. But as it's said, there's no honor among thieves. "There for awhile my husband kept saying,'I know I put a case of beer in there and there's only 5 or 6 cans left. But what are you going to do? We put locks on it."

But the locks got to be a hassle, so they left it unlocked. They just figured it was friends of their kids and not a big deal. So last Monday, when Dee Samad got home, she noticed her back gate was open. She knew it wasn't open when she left. She figured once again, someone was in the back stealing beer.

So Dee came through her house closed the gate and noticed a neatly folded note laid by her back door. "So I came back and picked it up and it was thick. So I unfolded it and seven $20 bills dropped out."

It made no sense, until she read the note. "Dear homeowner. Enclosed is a sum of cash that my friends and I owe you and your family to repay you for all of the times we have stolen from your poolside fridge/bar over the past few years."

The author said he'd had a religious conversion, apologized and prayed God would bless Dee and her family. He promised to never come back. "Sincerely, Villa Hills resident. That's the most unbelievable thing I've ever had happen to me."