Thief Returns Stolen Bible 42 Years Later

German man's conscience finally got the best of him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2013 11:58 AM CDT
Thief Returns Stolen Bible 42 Years Later

A church in England got an unusual package in the mail recently—a 200-year-old Bible stolen 42 years ago. It seems the thief was a German man who took an English language course in the East Sussex church, but he found the class to be a useless waste of money, reports the BBC. He stole the Bible as compensation and kept it all these years. "Whenever I came across the Bible, I would have this guilty conscience about doing it," he wrote the church. "Now that I've retired, I've definitely decided to get on the right side of things." (More strange stuff stories.)

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