A THIEF left a bizarre note after stealing a beloved family heirloom while a mother was watching TV.
Holly Grace was given a card with the character of Peter Pan Tinkerbell on it by a criminal apologizing for the inconvenience.
They explained that they “needed a flowerpot” so they decided to use hers on Sunday.
The window planter was actually a family heirloom gift from her 80-year-old aunt, and was taken from a road in Penzance, Cornwall, with no signs since.
Holly couldn’t believe it and it took a few reads of the bizarre note to figure out what was going on.
She said it was one of the strangest things to ever happen to her.
âThe card was pushed through the door and you read the words and you just can’t figure out what it means,â she said.
“Then I suddenly realized they were talking about the planter.
“The planter is right on the sidewalk, across the street, there is no front garden and my living room is right where the planter normally lives.
“I was sitting watching TV on Sunday night and when I left the room at around 9:15 pm everything was normal.”
The next morning, she saw a sparkling Disney card without an envelope, at the front door and thought maybe it was something for her daughter.
But in a twist, the anonymous note wishing the family “to always stay happy and healthy” explained that someone had used the jar and left Â£ 15 in cash for it.
The person who wrote the note also left “hugs and kisses”.
âI had no idea what he was talking about,â Holly said.
“Reading it over and over again, surely I wasn’t thinking? I was trying to fathom the person’s angle.
“Does it take the mickey or do they really think it’s good? Where? How? What?”
She continued, âIt’s like a whole new level to take something. It’s just such a weird combination of things.
“Someone is stealing your planter, it’s awful and it happens.
âBut someone bothered to put a card through the door to say he took it and in a weird way apologized, which is another layer.
“So they left money for it”
She said her brain “can’t quite make sense of the act.”
âMy 80-year-old aunt gave it to me and had it in her garden for decades and decades.
âShe taught me how to garden and we potted it together. It was special and it just made it worse.
“This jar means a lot to me. I didn’t just go to the stores to buy it.”
Holly has since left a note in place of the flower planter urging the person in charge to return it and has been overwhelmed with support from neighbors after sharing her ordeal online.
âEveryone was so lovely and a woman I had never met before knocked on the door and gave us a beautiful copper pot full of thoughts,â she said.
Speaking of the thief wishing her family happiness, she said, âI was happy and my little girl was happy.
“We were all perfectly happy. But now we’re not.”