Friday, November 7, 2008

Romania: Thieves return scooter to disabled woman

Friday, November 7, 2008

BUCHAREST, Romania: A Romanian newspaper says that thieves had a change of heart when they read that a scooter they had stolen belonged to a disabled woman.

Not only did they return the item to Agota Lay, but also the local newspaper that had prodded their conscience.

They also changed the headline from "Thieves without a Heart," to "Thieves with a Heart," and laid it on the bike.

Romanian national daily Adevarul reports that the 39-year-old woman has been suffering from a muscle wasting disease for 18 years.

She lives off monthly benefits of 366 lei ($128) and took out a bank loan to buy the scooter.

"I think it is a miracle," Lay was quoted as saying in Friday's Adevarul.

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