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'So Sorry' | Stolen gifts returned with apology note

DALLAS, Ga. — An apologetic thief apparently had second thoughts after stealing a package from a Paulding County man's front porch.

As 11Alive's Kevin Rowson reported on Monday, Eric Truitt said a surveillance camera captured a man taking a box from the front of his Dallas home. Inside the package were $300 in birthday gifts for Truitt's 12-year-old daughter.

On Tuesday, Truitt told 11Alive that he found a package at his mailbox. Inside were some of the stolen gifts along with an apology note. 

The note read, "So sorry. Hope this helps. I know I can't make it right, but I hope this helps."

Truitt said he's not sure if everything that was in the package was returned. "The apology note seems sincere enough on paper," he said. "I think the real test will be whether or not they change their behaviour and this is something that will affect them going forward."

Paulding County Sheriff's officials confirm to 11Alive that they are in contact with Hiram Police about two suspects that they arrested who match the description of the suspects in the Dallas package theft. Those suspects have not been charged in connection with the Dallas theft. The driver of the car, Norman Miller, 19, is charged with theft by receiving after police found a stolen firearm in his car.