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Man Won't 'Stop' Until He Corrects Youthful Error

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

(AP)
It's a case of thief's remorse...More than three decades later. A man who said he stole a stop sign 35 years ago from a Salt Lake County road has mailed a $600 cashier's check bearing an illegible signature to the Utah Department of Transportation.

UDOT spokesman Nile Easton said he received a letter last week signed by "a very foolish youth" apologizing for taking the sign and wanting to set things right.

In the letter the one-time thief said he prayed no one was injured because of his childish and thoughtless act.

He explains that he tried to contact the road department to correct his youthful indiscretion but was told not to worry about it. After that, he sent the check.

Easton said $600 will almost cover the cost and installation of three stop signs.


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