Ketchup Thief Is Inspired To Make Things Up To Restaurant Due To Bad ‘Karma’

A thief who stole a ketchup bottle from a restaurant in New Jersey just made amends by giving the establishment two ketchup bottles after he said the theft brought him bad karma.

A manager was closing up Perkins Restaurant in Lacey Township earlier this week when he noticed a brown paper bag that included two brand new bottles of ketchup and a note. In the letter, the writer explained that they had stolen a bottle of ketchup from the restaurant on a whim.

“I thought it’d be ‘risky,'” the letter said. “I am as square as they come and this is the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

The thief went on to say that he or she had experienced tons of bad luck since the robbery, including their car being hit by another vehicle mere hours after the robbery. The thief expressed hopes that giving the restaurant two new bottles would improve his or her karma going forward.

“I hope returning two new bottles will restore some [luck] for me, and I can stop carrying around this guilt,” the person wrote. “Again, I’m really sorry if I inconvenienced you the same way my life has been inconveniencing me. I’m sorry, from an awful person.”

The manager spoke out afterwards to say that the unknown thief has been forgiven, and that nobody working at the restaurant even noticed the ketchup bottle was missing.

“How could you not forgive someone like that?” the manager said. “I was like, this poor kid, she must feel terrible.”


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