A California woman said the thieves behind the disappearance of her 5-foot-tall dinosaur sculpture sent her a letter apologizing for the prank.
Eileen Johnson of Danville said the 10-foot-long sculpture, nicknamed Emily Brontosaurus, was stolen Dec. 28 and found hidden behind some trees two days later, the Contra Costa Times reported Thursday.
Johnson said someone dropped a letter into her mailbox during the weekend apologizing for the theft.
"The recent caper of your beloved dinosaur sculpture was an ill-conceived and quite utterly stupid prank based solely on impulse and boredom which has spawned regret from each of the participating parties," the letter read.
Johnson said the letter asked her not to let the incident color her perception of the "general populace of young adults."