When a holiday thief decided to steal some packages from the porch of a Staten Island residence, he didn’t know he was being recorded by a stealthy surveillance camera. The homeowner took the tape to the local police precinct and the local news broadcast the daylight heist.

A few days later, the parcels were returned with an apology note, all of which was also caught on video, although this time the guy was sure to not show his face.

However, the bandit’s newfound moral beacon isn’t totally on course, there’s one Christmas present still missing.