What are the odds? Today I came across a story about a penitent thief in Portland, Oregon, who on Wednesday returned the bike he (or she) had stolen to its owner, along with an apology note and $10 to pay for a new lock. The chances of that must be one in a million, I thought. Then I saw that on the very same day, all the way across the country in Hoboken, New Jersey, another thief returned a bike he’d stolen to the police. Though he claimed he’d intended to return the bike all along, his more immediate motivation seems to have been the fact that his crime had been captured by security cameras and his face plastered on wanted posters all over the building where he’d taken the bike (he was charged with theft anyway). And earlier this year, near Dumfries, Scotland, a thief returned a bike along with a chocolate bar and a note of apology.