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‘Party pooper' thief returns Sam's stolen laptop

December 15th, 2016 10:15 PM

By Jackie Keogh

Sam McNicholl was delighted to get his laptop back in one piece

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‘THANK you, Facebook,’ or words to that effect, were posted by Sam McNicholl of Connolly’s pub in Leap fame after a thief responded to Sam’s plea and returned a stolen laptop.

Sam, who runs the legendary music venue in Leap with his mother, Eileen Connolly, told The Southern Star: ‘My laptop was taken from the bar during the Hallowe’en celebrations and I have to admit it made me feel violated.

He said the loss of the computer was a major inconvenience, as well as being very upsetting. ‘It was awful – I didn’t have the information I needed to hand. I had nothing to work on, and ended up having to go to the library.

‘I got so fed up that I posted a kind of moral plea. I called the thief a party pooper. I called him – or her – out, daring the thief to do something productive rather than destructive. And, on Monday, I found my laptop. Someone had put it just inside the front door.

‘Then I put up another post saying: “Thank you, cosmos”.’

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