The woman who experienced a break-and-enter attempt at her Nova Scotia apartment is sharing a story of an unexpected apology – and a crazy kind of Canadian kindness – after a six-pack of India Pale Ale showed up at her doorstep with a note. Caitlynne Hines said a drunk man tried to enter her Halifax suite recently; he insisted a friend of his was staying at the apartment upstairs and she sent him on his way. The man returned a few minutes later and tried to pick the apartment’s lock. He didn’t succeed and left again.
Hines didn’t call police, but said she was prepared to if he came back again. When she came home the next day, she found a letter with a six-pack of beer waiting at her front door. In the note a man identifies himself as Cliff and says he hopes he didn’t give his DJ friend upstairs a bad name. He mentioned that after he failed to pick to lock, he wandered to another random woman’s home “eight kilometres” away.
“I sincerely apologize for waking you up and being so disorderly in the middle of the night,” Cliff wrote. “Please accept this six-pack of average tasting beer as a token of my appreciation.”
If only all burglars were so thoughtful.