Turns out thieves have standards too.
A burglar in India was so dissatisfied with their victim's possessions that they left an angry note for them to find when they got back.
The incident recently took place at Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district, where a homeowner returned from a two-week holiday to find jewellery and thousands of rupees stolen (worth about AUD$500).
However, before fleeing the scene with loot-in-hand, the thief penned a handwritten message for their victim.
Written with a notepad and pen belonging to the homeowner, the note read "Jab paise nahi they toh lock nahi karna tha na collector!", which roughly translates to "where there is no money, it should not have been locked, collector."
In a strange incident of theft in Dewas, burglars not only broke into the house of a deputy collector but also left a note for him. "Jab paise nahi they toh lock nahi karna tha na collector! pic.twitter.com/mafaLj4gPC— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) October 10, 2021
Naturally, the story has gone viral with Twitter users commentating on the bizarre incident.
"Only in India can you get scolded by thieves who break into your home," wrote one user, while another added, "money heist failed."
Only in India can you get scolded by thieves who break into your home. "Jab paise nahin the, to lock nahin karna thaa, collector" (If you didn't have any money, you shouldn't have locked your home, Mr. Collector) https://t.co/EMf35NknOe— Vanicka Arora (@VanickaA) October 11, 2021
Money heist failed 😂😂— Chandra_Pratap (@chandra_pratap4) October 11, 2021