Wardell man's show of compassion

I DON'T like strangers knocking on my front door.

They are always selling something or trying to raise money for a different charity.

Fortunately, I've never had any problems, other than restraining my Jack Russells, with people coming to my house.

But when Wardell businessman Peter Moore opened the door to his house a few months ago, he found three strangers who needed help with directions. He ordered them on their way, but not before they made off with three mobile phones.

Little did he know at the time that the men on his front lawn were escapees from a Queensland prison, who were planning to steal from his home and business.

The desperate escapees probably thought they had picked an easy target, but they were wrong.

I don't know if Mr Moore would have pursued the offenders had he known they were on the run, but I wouldn't describe the Wardell businessman as petite, so they picked the wrong man. At least one robber got more than what he bargained for - and it's probably good for him that he did.

The compassion shown towards the criminal by Mr Moore and his wife is admirable. Not only did they turn the other cheek, they went out of their way to bring the situation to a positive conclusion.

I hope their good deed rubs off on others.



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