Offbeat Fourth grader asks Oregon gov for forgiveness after stealing pen from state Capitol

11:25  19 may  2017
11:25  19 may  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Oregon Gov . Kate Brown on Thursday pardoned a fourth grader after he admitted to stealing a pen and a hazelnut during a school trip to the state capitol last month.

The Oregon governor has pardoned a fourth -grade boy who confessed to taking a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol . Gov . Kate Brown, 56, on Thursday tweeted out a photo of Samuel Revenko's apology letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailever and the caption

Fourth grader asks Oregon gov for forgiveness after stealing pen from state Capitol © Provided by The Hill Fourth grader asks Oregon gov for forgiveness after stealing pen from state Capitol Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday pardoned a fourth grader after he admitted to stealing a pen and a hazelnut during a school trip to the state capitol last month.

Brown posted on her Facebook page a photo of a letter the boy sent her admitting to the deed, along with the returned pen and a dollar bill.

"Dear Governor Brown," the letter reads. "My class visited the capitol on April 19. While we were there I took a hazelnut and pen from the capitol building. These things were not mine and it was wrong for me to take them I'm very sorry. I hope you and the people of Oregon can forgive me."

In a response on Facebook, Brown formally pardons the child and says that she is sending back a pen as a "memento of your visit at the Capitol."


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