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Anti-drug sign stolen from beach returned 30 years later with note and money

By Mason White 2:51 AM April 11, 2016
The sign 

By: Wayne Morin
Police in Florida, released a photo of a sign that went missing and was returned 30 years later.

The New Smyrna Beach Police Department went on Facebook, where they wrote about the incident.

“Their is no statute of limitations on a guilty conscience,” police wrote.

The City of New Smyrna Beach said that they received a package in the mail containing a large metal sign that read: “NEW SMYRNA BEACH SAYS NO TO DRUGS.”

Taped to the sign was a handwritten note which said: “Please accept this sign and funds to reinstall it, as well as my apologies.”

The offender added a note which read: “Sometime in the late 80’s, I stole this sign in a fit of youthful exuberance. Forgive Me!“ Also inside the package was a money order for $50.00.

Police said that the youthful culprit learned a valuable lesson and was set on a mission to make a wrong committed right once again.

“Seeing such an 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,” police said.

Police did not say if they will in fact reinstall the sign.