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Bad "karma" forces ketchup thief to make amends to restaurant

A condiment crook who stole a bottle of ketchup from a New Jersey restaurant gave the business back two new bottles, along with a letter saying the incident had brought them bad luck.

On Wednesday, a manager closing up for the night at Perkins Restaurant in Lacey Township found a brown bag by the front door of the restaurant that contained two brand-new bottles of ketchup and an anonymous letter.

The letter, which the manager shared on Facebook, explained that the would-be-thief had swiped a bottle of ketchup off a table while eating at Perkins.

The letter explained, "I thought it'd be 'risky'," adding, "I am as square as they come and this is the worst thing I've ever done."

However, the letter went on to explain that bad luck and bad karma had put the squeeze on the author -- including their car getting hit by another vehicle shortly after the incident.

The thief wrote that they hoped by replacing the bottle with two new bottles their karma would be repaired.

The person wrote, "Again, I'm really sorry if I inconvenienced you the same way my life has been inconveniencing me. I'm sorry, from an awful person."

The manager said not only do they forgive the person, but none of the employees even noticed that there was a bottle of ketchup missing.





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