Kicker – Righting a 40-year-old wrong

NICK EICHER, HOST: It’s never too late to do the right thing. 

A man from Massachusetts proved the truism when he corrected his own wrongdoing from 40 years ago.

Here’s how it happened. The Westfield Historical Commission got a phone call from a man who said that back in 1980, he’d stolen a sword off the town’s statue of a Revolutionary war hero.

The commission’s chairwoman offered to give the man anonymity if he returned the sword, which he did.

She said the man carried the shame of his theft for decades, and the point wasn’t to shame him further and publicly. But to let the whole thing stand as a cautionary tale—essentially, that your sin will find you.

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(Photo/AP, Don Treeger)

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