Thief Breaks Into Car to Steal Kit Kat, Leaves Apology Note: What Happened Next?

They just needed a break! A thief broke into a Kansas State University student’s car to steal just a Kit Kat bar — leaving everything else untouched — and left an apology note explaining the candy robbery.

Bars of KitKat Hershey

Hunter Jobbins took to Twitter on Sunday, October 31, to share a photo of the note that the still-at-large chocolate burglar left him after swiping the sweet treat in Manhattan, Kansas.

“Saw Kit-Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked,” the suspect scribbled on a napkin. “Did not take anything other than the Kit-Kat. I am sorry and hungry.”

Jobbins was shocked when he came back to his vehicle and found the note in place of his Kit Kat. “Left my car for maybe 15 minutes in front of the dorms and I come back to this,” he tweeted. “College man.”

Since posting about the yet-to-be-identified candy culprit, the tweet has gone on to be retweeted more than 175,000 times and has received more than 470,000 “likes.”

Hunter Jobbins
Hunter Jobbins speaks with WIBW about Kit Kat thief

Kit Kat took notice of the incident and reached out to Jobbins via Twitter, offering to replace the Kit Kat he never got to enjoy. “Who steals someone’s Kit Kat?! WHO DOES THAT?!” the company wrote to Jobbins. “Shoot us a DM and we’ll replace it for you.”

During a November 1 interview with Topeka, Kansas’ WIBW News, the undergrad revealed that he was actually quite amused by the unusual episode.

“I really got a kick out of that,” Jobbins said, adding that he did not report the missing Kit Kat to police. “I thought it was really funny.”

He also offered some advice for others who want to keep their candy to themselves. “If you have candy in your car, I’d probably hide it,” he warned. “Or there’s a chance that the Kit Kat thief might take it.”

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