Saintly move? Poet thieves return St. Maarten's sign
Looks like the people who stole St. Maarten Café's sign had a fit of remorse, which even inspired some poetry.
"I came around the corner last night after having dinner and there it was," says Nicole Hamilton, who is re-opening the restaurant with her husband Russ and several local investors, "bolts too, sitting against the wall."
On Tuesday, March 6, Hamilton was close to tears after she discovered it missing. She asked that it please be returned, and said the owners would not press charges.
"We plan on giving it and the wall a good cleaning and getting it rehung very soon," she says. "There was almost no damage to the sign, so I think it was taken out of respect and love of Maartens."
Indeed, Hamilton received an email from the thieves before it was returned, in the form of a poem:
To the good people of St. Maarten's,
Please give a moment to make amends.
We thought your bar was closed for good,
And wrongfully stole your sign made of wood.
We're truly sorry, we mean you no trouble,
Your sign will be back, right on the double.
Returned to the cafe later tonight,
Give us a chance to make things right.
We're dreadfully sorry we caused such a fuss,
All that we ask is you please forgive us.
Just one wish, we think it is small,
Would you name a burger after us all?
"My husband and I thought this was pretty funny," says Hamilton.
So will a burger get named after the burglars?
"We're still debating that," she says. "Some of our regulars liked the idea and others didn't. We shall see."Read more on: St. Maarten Café