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After A 19-Year-Old Steals And Returns An Officer's Bike, The Officer Has A Heartfelt Reponse For The Teen

A Virginia deputy officer is looking for a teenage girl who stole his bike!

But he seems to also be looking for answers to why he has a missing bike.

Pulaski County Sheriff Deputy, Josh Bowden, found an apologetic note explaining why his bike was stolen.

The 19-year-old thief returned the bicycle where she found it and left a letter saying she apologizes for, “taking it without permission.”

In the note is says, “I had to walk from Radford to Blacksburg at 2am because of drunk boys, a dead phone, and no money/rides in Radford,” the note read“Regardless, I had every intent to return it to you. I saw the sheriff car and hoped you would understand a 19-year-old girls rationale.”

The note was then signed and closed with “M”. The letter went on to say!

“I’m genuinely sorry and hope you can forgive me for returning it so late,”

Officer Bowden didn’t end up writing a note back to the teen but instead post her not on Facebook with his response.

Bowden says in his Facebook status.

“There are unfortunately a lot of really bad people out there waiting for an easy target such as a young girl out early in the morning by herself,” he said in his post. “Carry some sort of means to protect yourself and learn how to do so.” Bowden said.

“If you are going to go out and party make sure you have reliable friends and plenty of people you can call to come get you should something go wrong.”

Bowden ended his note to ‘M’ with, “I’m sure you have a family that loves you very much and people who value your existence. In the future please don’t put yourself in such a precarious position, but if you ever do, have a backup plan. Should that fail, please bypass my bicycle and come knock on my door. That is all. God bless.”

Officer Bowden hasn’t had any response to locating the teenager but hopes she will see his Facebook post and contact him soon.