A Heavy Knock On The Door

“He did the right thing. He apologized.”

By Joy DiazMarch 31, 2017 4:10 pm,

Lisa Porter didn’t know what to make of the man who knocked on her door before she left for work one morning. She was probably just as confused when he returned a few days later.

“He said he’d lost his keys. I thought it strange at the time, because he doesn’t need my permission to walk up and down my sidewalk,” Porter says.

The man didn’t take much time to look for the keys.

“It couldn’t have been more than five seconds later that I heard his truck drive off,” Porter says.

When Porter returned from work that day, an unpleasant surprise awaited her.

“I realized that one of my antique crocks on my front porch was missing.” she says.

In asking around about the theft, Porter found that a neighbor’s security camera had captured what happened.

“She sent a feed to me that showed the gentleman that came to my door that morning. It shows him arriving ten minutes after I left for work…[he] spends six minutes at my door, takes the crock, puts it in the bed of his truck and leaves,” Porter says.

Four days later, Porter’s husband answered a knock at the door.

“My pot was sitting on the doorstep, right in front of my husband. Perfect condition. The gentleman tells him ‘I’m sorry. I wanted to come to tell you face-to-face. It was a mistake. I didn’t mean to do it…I’ve been clean and sober for eight months and I realized that I needed to bring it back.’ His truck was running, and he left.” Porter says.

Porter says the important thing is: he did the right thing.

Written by Shelly Brisbin.