By: Anthony Vega

An autographed Patriots helmet stolen from a Foxboro restaurant two weeks ago has been returned.

The thief was caught on surveillance video on the evening of Thursday, August 11th stealing the helmet and then running out before paying his bill.

The man called Skipjack’s the following day owning up to it and saying he would mail the helmet back.

“I asked him, ‘why would you do that?’ he said, ‘I don't know why, but I’m going to put it in a FedEx box and ship it back to you immediately,” said Pete Dowd, general manager of Skipjack's.

The package came in Wednesday, August 24th with the stolen helmet plus seventy dollars in cash for his bill along with a note to the general manager saying, “sorry for the trouble!”

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