A drunken thief who stole an expensive nude portrait from a hotel soon came to regret his decision when he was ordered to write lines as punishment.
The wedding guest clearly had consumed one too many when he pinched the pricey portrait of a naked lady sitting on a cigar from the toilet and walked out with it in his bag.
But he was caught out when Barent Larkin, manager of the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, California, checked the CCTV footage.
“He sounded legitimately upset about what he did, it was a drunken mistake, one he wished he could take back,” Larkin said.
Police would go to the man’s house and retrieve the portrait. But he didn’t go to jail.
Instead, Larkin did something only done in elementary schools—he ordered the thief to sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and write one line over and over again:
“I will not get drunk at a wedding and go steal the naked picture of a woman on a cigar over the urinal in the Citizen Hotel.”
The portrait will hang again, in a more secure fashion. And the letter from the anonymous thief will be right next to it.