When Paying-It-Forward Goes Wrong…

A 39 year-old electrician Andrew Bickel was doing a job at a charity shop in Cardiff when his tools amounting to £200 were accidentally sold at £1. He nipped out to his van, then came back only to find out that his equipment were missing.

“It was a job as a favour. They mentioned that they had a faulty light switch so I said I would come back and change the switch.

“I left my tools on a book case and went out to my van to get a switch.

“I came back in and my tools had gone.

In a statement to Wales Online, he added:

“I asked if anyone had seen where they were and a customer told me a someone had just bought them.

“We went outside but apparently he had got into a white Audi and driven away.

“I think he will have known how much they are worth!

“He had gone up to the counter and told the old lady they were in a bargain bin and they were sold for £1.

“Inside the toolbox there were professional screwdrivers worth £50-60, my pliers, cutters and testers worth about £200.”

Mr Bickel did not want to identify the charity shop in question because he says it was an honest mistake and didn’t want to cause distress.

He said: “They were so upset and apologised.

“They offered to reimburse me but I said just pay half and I will pay the other half.

“I didn’t want them to be out of pocket.”

What's even ironic is that he was doing a charity work for a cat shop and he admits he bloody hate cats. His mates were quick to react on the incident:

This one's gold:

Original article here.