Drunk says sorry
Anonymous letter received by householder
A Cambuslang woman was left stunned when a drunk left her a letter apologising for trying to break into her house thinking it was his own.
Anna Dillon received the grovelling apology after the incident, which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Them an claimed he had“overindulged” leaving him “disorientated.” Anna said: “I don’t know what to think.”
A man has written a grovelling apology to a Cambuslang householder after he was so drunk he attempted to enter her house - thinking it was his own.
Anna Dillon received the letter from the anonymous man after she reported on Facebook page Drumsagard Village that locals should be vigilant of burglars.
The local businesswoman explained her in-laws - who were looking after her dogs and home while she and her husband were in London - were armed when a man had tried to open the front door at 7.15am on Sunday morning.
The man then tried to open a window before going to the back of the house to try and get in.
Anna, who has CCTV installed at her house on Elder Crescent, uploaded an image of the man on social media, along with a description, in a bid to identify him and warn others.
But when she returned home from work on Monday afternoon she found a letter from the man, who had apparently seen her appeal on social media.
The letter states: “Dear Mrs Dillon,
“I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for my disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning. I had been out that night and overindulged and was completely disorientated and unaware of my surroundings.
“I believe I thought your house was my own. I understand there’s no excuse for my actions and I’m sorry for my disturbing you. I would never wish anyone to feel unsafe or intimidated in their own home.
“Please accept my deepest apologies, I can only hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”
Anna, who runs a snack van and sells celebration cakes, said she was relieved to learn it was not a burglar, but said her in-laws were very shaken.
She said: “I don’t know what to think. I’m happy in one way, but it still makes you on feel on edge that someone has tried to get into your house.
“What if he had got in and my father in law and mother in law saw him.
“I’m pleased for my mother in law, that she knows what happened.
“She is in her 70s and my father in law in his 80s.
“If this person is genuinely a nice person then we do not want to damage his reputation by his drunken blunder. But he must hand himself in to the police as they are dealing with this.”
Anna has since heard from her neighbours that the man had approached them to also explain what had happened, with them stating he was a “very polite young man.”
Rutherglen police confirmed they are investigating the incident.
I understand there’s no excuse for my actions
Stunned Anna Dillon
Apology Anna Dillon with the grovelling letter