LAKEWOOD (VINnews) — A food establishment received a letter from a former “regular” patron, along with hundreds of dollars in cash, apparently owed to the store, after years of dining without paying.
The letter, which has been spread on social media, was addressed to David Mizrahi, owner of “Eat-a-Pita” in Lakewood, who is described by the letter-writer as a “wonderful person”.
The anonymous letter describes how the customer repeatedly succumbed to his yetzer hara, exiting the store without paying for his food because he “did not have the means.”
He says that he kept track of the amounts that were owed, which eventually “got out of hand and accumulated into a large sum.”
The customer asks for forgiveness for the multiple thefts, as well as forgiveness if he miscalculated and owes more than he paid.
Although there is no specification of the amount owed, the picture shared on social media shows a pile of cash which appears to be multiple hundred-dollar bills.