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Guilty thief returns stolen egg money

The Local · 23 Mar 2016, 14:08

Published: 23 Mar 2016 14:08 GMT+01:00

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The 87-year-old woman, not named for legal reasons, found it difficult to get to the shops but had an arrangement with a local organic farmer for deliveries to the door.

She would put the money for whatever she had ordered outside her front door in the town of Eschenau in Lilienfeld district in Lower Austria, together with a cool box for the deliveries.

But after ordering 20 eggs that she wanted to colour for her grandchildren, she was upset when she went to collect them and found that the change, as well as the eggs and the cool box had all been stolen.

She said: "I wanted to dye the eggs and make my grandchildren happy."

When the story made the local media however, the next day a neighbour realised that the cool box containing the money had been returned and placed in a hedge by her door.

The thief apparently felt guilty, and had attempted to put at least part of the problem right.

She said: "It looked like an Easter nest hidden away in the bushes, the only thing missing was the eggs."

Deadly run

In related news, 22,700 rabbits were victims of road traffic in Austria last year. That was 17 percent more than in 2014, the Traffic Club Austria and the WWF conservation organization announced on Tuesday.

According to official data, exactly 22,741 hares and rabbits were the year were struck by trucks and cars.

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Most of the bunnies died on Lower Austria's roads, where the death toll was around 11,000. In Upper Austria 4,500 rabbits lost their lives, while in Burgenland 3,000 and in Styria around 2,700 hopping animals met their maker.

There was no indication of any increased bunny fatalities at Easter time.

Story courtesy of Central European News

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