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Regretful Brighton thief returns bike after reading pleading note

The Argus: Regretful Brighton thief returns bike after reading pleading note Regretful Brighton thief returns bike after reading pleading note

A Brighton nurse has had her faith in humanity restored after her stolen bike was returned by a regretful thief.

Eileen Remedios was gutted when the trusty old bicycle she uses for home visits disappeared from Camelford Street.

Out of vague hope of getting her rusty steed returned, she wrote a note to the person who took it. To her disbelief the following day she found a reply with an apology from the reformed thief. 

The note was left under the mat of the home she had visiting.It had two keys inside with her bike attached to a lamppost up the road with a brand-new lock.


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The 55-year-old, who lives in Freshfield Road, Brighton, said: “It really has restored my faith in humanity. It's such a 'Brighton' thing to happen.

“I was feeling quite cross. I thought why would someone want to take my old bike? I thought maybe someone was drunk and had borrowed it.

“But I never imagined that someone would bring it back.”

After the bike was taken, Eileen stuck a note to a wall near to where it went missing pleading for its safe return.

She wrote: “It is old but loved and would be frightened to be away from its owner.”

The next day she found an envelope under the mat headed: “To the owner of the old blue bike”. Inside it said: “A big fat sorry from the reformed bike thief! (I didn't mistreat it)”.

Eileen has now written a jokey note back saying: “To the sweet bike borrower. Thanks for returning my bike. She had a nice time but is delighted to be back with me.”

She added: “The bike hasn't got much value but it was given to me by an old friend and gets me from A to B.

“It was a real inconvenience when it disappeared. Everyone can relate to having a bike stolen, it's gutting.

“The note certainly worked and I wanted to share a good story with a nice ending.

“Who am I to question why, but I am delighted to have my old blue bike back with me.”

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9:20am Wed 11 Sep 13

pcnott says...

What a lovely person to bring back a bike they had stolen lol
What a lovely person to bring back a bike they had stolen lol pcnott
  • Score: 20

9:57am Wed 11 Sep 13

city-boy says...

Modus operandi



A Uni Student.
Modus operandi A Uni Student. city-boy
  • Score: 4

11:32am Wed 11 Sep 13

Perseus says...

Cynically,

Woman's rusty bikes are not sellable.
Cynically, Woman's rusty bikes are not sellable. Perseus
  • Score: -7

11:41am Wed 11 Sep 13

concernedofBrighton says...

Nice happy ending.:)
Nice happy ending.:) concernedofBrighton
  • Score: 15

12:00pm Wed 11 Sep 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

For "Brighton thing" read "Theft"...
For "Brighton thing" read "Theft"... The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Plastercaster says...

To the thief who stole my silver Voodoo hybrid from outside my studio in Ship Street Gardens last Wednesday - please return it. It wasn't insured, I can't afford another one and I really liked it. How did you cut through a half inch steel cable anyway?? Many thanks in advance, Jamie.
To the thief who stole my silver Voodoo hybrid from outside my studio in Ship Street Gardens last Wednesday - please return it. It wasn't insured, I can't afford another one and I really liked it. How did you cut through a half inch steel cable anyway?? Many thanks in advance, Jamie. Plastercaster
  • Score: 28

2:27pm Wed 11 Sep 13

power_ranger says...

straight to the police for fingerprint and DNA profiling.
straight to the police for fingerprint and DNA profiling. power_ranger
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Wed 11 Sep 13

All 9 of me says...

want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.
want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort. All 9 of me
  • Score: 2

7:42pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Minion says...

Her intestines were removed when she found out her bike was missing?
That's harsh...
Her intestines were removed when she found out her bike was missing? That's harsh... Minion
  • Score: 2

8:35pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

All 9 of me wrote:
want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.
Yes Gaz Scott

Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.[/p][/quote]Yes Gaz Scott Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot! Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: -4

10:06pm Wed 11 Sep 13

All 9 of me says...

Somethingsarejustwro
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wrote:
All 9 of me wrote:
want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.
Yes Gaz Scott

Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot!
My dear bladesboy, your obsession with Gaz Scott, is more amusing than Annabel Chongs obsession with .....
I suggest you might sit down at the table and enjoy a few glasses of diluted Lambrini with your imaginary chums, there's a good self- humiliating oaf
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.[/p][/quote]Yes Gaz Scott Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot![/p][/quote]My dear bladesboy, your obsession with Gaz Scott, is more amusing than Annabel Chongs obsession with ..... I suggest you might sit down at the table and enjoy a few glasses of diluted Lambrini with your imaginary chums, there's a good self- humiliating oaf All 9 of me
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Wed 11 Sep 13

davedebrax says...

Sorry, but this story is very poorly written AND it sounds like complete bullsh*t.

This is a Christmas card. Did this "happen" months ago?

"The note was left under the mat of the home she had visiting.It had two keys inside with her bike attached to a lamppost up the road with a brand-new lock."

So the thief was following her around? Probably a prank from a friend, certainly not newsworthy...
Sorry, but this story is very poorly written AND it sounds like complete bullsh*t. This is a Christmas card. Did this "happen" months ago? "The note was left under the mat of the home she had visiting.It had two keys inside with her bike attached to a lamppost up the road with a brand-new lock." So the thief was following her around? Probably a prank from a friend, certainly not newsworthy... davedebrax
  • Score: -2

10:19pm Wed 11 Sep 13

davedebrax says...

"A Brighton nurse has had her faith in humanity restored after her stolen bike was returned by a regretful thief."

Here's a good plan for restoring people's faith in humanity: nick their stuff, give it back to them with a christmas card, and the world is a better place!
"A Brighton nurse has had her faith in humanity restored after her stolen bike was returned by a regretful thief." Here's a good plan for restoring people's faith in humanity: nick their stuff, give it back to them with a christmas card, and the world is a better place! davedebrax
  • Score: 0

11:26pm Wed 11 Sep 13

FatherTed11 says...

"..and would be frightened to be away from its owner". Sounds like she needs locking in padded cell the daft bit*ch!
"..and would be frightened to be away from its owner". Sounds like she needs locking in padded cell the daft bit*ch! FatherTed11
  • Score: 1

1:59am Thu 12 Sep 13

El Duderino says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
"..and would be frightened to be away from its owner". Sounds like she needs locking in padded cell the daft bit*ch!
pipe down muppet
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: "..and would be frightened to be away from its owner". Sounds like she needs locking in padded cell the daft bit*ch![/p][/quote]pipe down muppet El Duderino
  • Score: -1

8:02am Thu 12 Sep 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

All 9 of me wrote:
Somethingsarejustwro ng wrote:
All 9 of me wrote: want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.
Yes Gaz Scott Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot!
My dear bladesboy, your obsession with Gaz Scott, is more amusing than Annabel Chongs obsession with ..... I suggest you might sit down at the table and enjoy a few glasses of diluted Lambrini with your imaginary chums, there's a good self- humiliating oaf
Gaz. How we all laugh at you

Just keen that everyone understands the range of posting names such as Gaz Scott, AlanPare, Gaz Scott in a Marxist squat, all 9 of me, RickH etc that you choose to post under are essentially one and the same

Perhaps you could add another one...'Bi-Polar Scott, bright he's not'

Laughable
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: want to keep your bike ? invest in a D lock, cables can be easily cut.... on another note, this article is so badly written it should be removed, and the author forced to resign, poor effort.[/p][/quote]Yes Gaz Scott Another bang on the money post, full of useful information and as always adding significant value to all. Idiot![/p][/quote]My dear bladesboy, your obsession with Gaz Scott, is more amusing than Annabel Chongs obsession with ..... I suggest you might sit down at the table and enjoy a few glasses of diluted Lambrini with your imaginary chums, there's a good self- humiliating oaf[/p][/quote]Gaz. How we all laugh at you Just keen that everyone understands the range of posting names such as Gaz Scott, AlanPare, Gaz Scott in a Marxist squat, all 9 of me, RickH etc that you choose to post under are essentially one and the same Perhaps you could add another one...'Bi-Polar Scott, bright he's not' Laughable Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: -1

9:05am Thu 12 Sep 13

monkeymoo says...

I wonder if the Private Sector thieves would return all the money they have taken from the Public Sector...... If i wrote them a note, of course!?
I wonder if the Private Sector thieves would return all the money they have taken from the Public Sector...... If i wrote them a note, of course!? monkeymoo
  • Score: -1

10:45am Thu 12 Sep 13

plantwoman says...

Nice story - for a change!
Nice story - for a change! plantwoman
  • Score: -2

12:53am Fri 13 Sep 13

metamorphosis says...

she's an extremely ugly woman (FACT) and with ginger hair..... no doubt the thief took pity on her.... and noted the corn on the cob shaped saddle
she's an extremely ugly woman (FACT) and with ginger hair..... no doubt the thief took pity on her.... and noted the corn on the cob shaped saddle metamorphosis
  • Score: -3

7:15am Sat 14 Sep 13

El Duderino says...

metamorphosis wrote:
she's an extremely ugly woman (FACT) and with ginger hair..... no doubt the thief took pity on her.... and noted the corn on the cob shaped saddle
Congratulations! you just won an award for the most pointless, scumbaggish existence the world has ever known. FACT.
[quote][p][bold]metamorphosis[/bold] wrote: she's an extremely ugly woman (FACT) and with ginger hair..... no doubt the thief took pity on her.... and noted the corn on the cob shaped saddle[/p][/quote]Congratulations! you just won an award for the most pointless, scumbaggish existence the world has ever known. FACT. El Duderino
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Thu 19 Sep 13

cookie_brighton says...

To the thief who stole my wife..........a big THANK YOU.........please do not return her.
To the thief who stole my wife..........a big THANK YOU.........please do not return her. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 3

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