Thieves return statue in West Chester, leave flowers and card

Two thieves who snatched a statue of a lion from outside a West Chester home had a change of heart after police posted surveillance video of the heist.

The statute was taken from the residence on the 400 block of North Church Street on Wednesday. But by Friday, police posted a video of the thieves returning it.

They "lion statue bandies" also left behind a bouquet of flowers and a card.

Police say it was a "smart move to return the property" and the owner is grateful.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.