Modern day Robin Hood reunites 200 brides with paid-for wedding dresses from bankrupt shop!June 19th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 19 (ANI): After a bridal store went bust due to recession, a man swiped 200 paid-for wedding dresses from the shop and gave them to their owners.
Glasgow’s Capri Skies bridal store was set to have its assets, including the dresses, seized after being hit by recession, but thanks to the man, who told a local newspaper that “insiders” helped him get into the shop, the dresses were saved.
In a letter to the newspaper the man explained why he had stolen the dresses.
“I got out as many dresses as I could and delivered them to brides all over Scotland,” the Sun quoted the modern day Robin Hood as writing.
“Nobody knows who I am, but I like to think that I have done the owner of the shop and all the brides a favour by reuniting dresses with their true owners. The fat cats haven’t won this time,” he wrote.
The mother of one bride- to-be who got her dress praised their benefactor on June 18.
“My daughter was delighted the dress arrived on time. Getting it back saved the day, and we can’t thank the man enough. I’m glad someone went in and got the dresses out when they did,” she said.
A Strathclyde Police spokesperson had at first said that officers were investigating the incident, but later revealed that after some inquiries had been made, they decided no further action would be taken.
The spokesman said the matter was now one for the authorities overseeing the closure of the business. (ANI)
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