An open letter to the thief who stole my porch lights

Tonight I came home to find my ten solar-powered sidewalk lights had disappeared. Sadly I’m not surprised – I knew when I installed the lights there was a chance some selfish person would grap them for their own – but I am very disappointed. It’s not so much the dollar value as they are easily replaceable, it’s the whole idea that someone is walking down the street, spots my lights and thinks “hey those are cool, I think I’ll take them for my home.” And given that you have to walk up a set of stairs to get to the lights, there was purpose involved, not just some snatch and go.