Letter Written to the Thief Stealing a Car Seems to Have Worked, Goes Viral

What would you say to the person stealing your car? "Not safe for work" probably doesn’t even begin to describe it, as it would also include the kind of death threats that would make you the prime suspect should anything bad ever happen to that (admittedly not very nice) man in the future.
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This girl, however, had a different approach. She figured you can’t really reason with a thief and expect him to leave your car alone after taking the trouble of breaking in, so instead she dialed down her expectations a little.

The worst part of having your car stolen - besides, you know, the fact that it’s yours, you need it and it kind of sucks that you can’t use it - is that you never know the state you’re going to find it in, as well as the eventual impound tax that comes with the territory. That’s if you’re ever going to find it at all, of course.

But this girl seems to have plenty of experience dealing with car thieves. It sounds like her beaten down Honda has been taken plenty of times for a joyride by people who can’t be bothered to actually own a vehicle when there are so many just lying all around. The decrepit state of her car is what makes her so confident that whoever is going to take the Honda is only doing so to have some fun and burn some gas, and not to make any kind of money out of it.

According to her reddit posts, she came up with the letter (you can read the full text at the bottom of this post) three years ago, but had to wait until recently for it to work its magic. She put the printed paper in the glovebox inside an envelope reading “To the Person Stealing My Car.”

It seems like her Honda didn’t attract joyriders for a while, but the letter stayed there, waiting for its chance at stardom. And now it finally came, as the owner of the car claims that, after it had got stolen once more, the vehicle was found parked in a neighborhood (as instructed) with its window smashed and the letter open on the passenger’s seat. Thieves these days... you just need to know how to reach to their hearts...

The girl is only known by her Reddit username (mfiasco) and she intends to keep things that way, which might prove more and more difficult as her stunt is getting a lot of attention lately.

The thief appears to have been very impressed by the girl’s story, as he not only made sure to park the car in a spot that wouldn’t get it towed, he also left a jacket behind. Even though mfiasco was quick to try it on and declare it a perfect fit, it might not be quite enough to cover the broken window expenses. But at least she now knows that the letter works, so she can sleep tighter.

Letter content:


If you're reading this, you are probably stealing my car. I'm a nice person and likely would have given you a ride, but obviously we're past that.

I would love to afford a car that doesn't get stolen and burglarized all the time, but I'm broke and this is what I'm stuck with. So, you got me. Again.

You're not going to get into trouble for stealing my car. As long as you don't f**k around and kill a pedestrian, you'll just leave this somewhere and go about your business. Nobody investigates this tomfoolery.

One quick favor: please do not leave my car somewhere it will get towed. If I have to deal with one more f**king impound lot holding my stolen shi**y Honda for ransom, I am going to lose my mind. And my car, because I can't afford to keep bailing it out of car jail. If I had any money I would just go buy a goddamned car that wasn't constantly getting stolen in the first place.

Please just leave my old piece of sh*t car in a neighborhood or something. There's a note in this envelope; just stick it on the dash or under the wiper. A passerby will see it eventually and call me and then I can come get my car. No cops, no questions asked; I'm not even mad at you.

It's win-win: I don't have to deal with police reports, insurance claims, and tow trucks, and you don't have to feel like a jerk for ruining the month of a nice person.

There are countless safe places to leave this thing. Drive the car, take my first aid kit and emergency supplies in the trunk (my stereo is worthless) and just leave this motherf**ker in front of someone's house when you're done with it.

Thank you. Enjoy your ride.

PS if you don't mind committing another misdemeanor tonight, feel free to go throw a brick through the window of (redacted) Towing in Vancouver. They are literally the f**king worst. Thanks. Have a good night.


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