Thief steals a KitKat and leaves behind a very honest apology
When you think of someone breaking into a car, you probably picture a desperate soul pillaging for cash, credit cards, GPS systems and phones. This means you might thoughtlessly leave other less important items in full view, assuming they wouldn’t hold much interest for a would-be burglar. And that’s where you’d be wrong.
At least if you think your chocolate would be safe.
A Kansas State University student learned the hard way that he should’ve locked up his “valuables” before leaving his car unlocked and open to any hungry passerby. According to Metro UK, Hunter Jobbins made a fatal error thinking a KitKat bar would be safe for just 15 minutes in his unsecured vehicle.
Boy, was he underestimating the public’s desire for pairs of crispy, chocolate-covered wafers.
He posted his now-viral tweet with a photo showing the thief’s apology note, fully confessing to the crime.
Left my car for maybe 15 minutes in front of the dorms and I come back to this. College man pic.twitter.com/KlDx5BtXLX
— Hunter Jobbins (@jabbins) October 30, 2016
The note, scrawled on a napkin, reads, “Saw Kit Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit-Kat. I am sorry and hungry.”
Points for honesty?
Jobbins is good-natured about his loss saying, “When I came across it at first, I was kinda upset and wondering what happened to my Kit Kat, then I realized how funny it was that it happened so my frustration turned into laughter.”
His attitude is admirable and earned him a surprise gift. KitKat caught wind of the story and is now sending replacements, which is a relief.
@jabbins Who steals someones Kit Kat?! WHO DOES THAT?! Shoot us a DM and we’ll replace it for you
— Kit Kat (@KitKat_US) October 31, 2016
Twitter was somewhat sympathetic, but many admitted they’d probably do the same thing as the burglar if they saw a KitKat ripe for the taking.
— Aidan Carpenter (@aidan_carp) November 1, 2016
— Cole (@coleybug66) October 31, 2016
— shabelkie (@shanbelk) October 31, 2016
This story has uncanny timing, as my car window was smashed and my purse stolen just last night while I was at the gym. Had I seen Jobbins’ tweet beforehand, I might’ve known to leave chocolate bait in the front seat to avoid tempting the thief with my Coach bag, but alas, I wasn’t so savvy.
As funny as this story is, with people claiming they’d steal candy from a stranger too, it’s understandable that Jobbins’ initial reaction was an upset one, despite a KitKat not being a big loss. Sure, it’s hilarious that a guy stole candy and left the car otherwise unscathed, but that feeling of being violated and having your private space invaded is very real. It’s not a funny joke most of the time.
Hopefully, others won’t take this silly story as license to worm their way into a stranger’s car, because the feeling truly sucks. At least for Jobbins, the story has a happy ending. As I await the repair of my car window and replacement of my license and credit cards, I’ll nibble on KitKat bars from my kids’ Halloween stash for solace.
They got my purse, but they can never have my candy.