BOARDMAN, Ohio -
The crook is now sorry.
A Salvation Army red kettle was swiped from a northern Ohio mall earlier this week.
The thief apparently had a change of heart.
Police say a note was left at the Salvation Army, along with 130 bucks.
The crook apologized and wrote there was enough to buy a new kettle and bell, too.
The Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown reports the note also says "please forgive me."