Two burglars broke into soccer club’s Colne FC’s cafe in Lancashire this past Saturday night for a good bit of trolling.

The culprits grilled up a few frozen patties, enjoyed some dessert, and made off with 10 bottles of booze—but not before expressing their gratitude with a hand-written thank-you note.


According to club treasurer Janette Harries,

“They got the burgers out of the freezer and put them on the griddle and defrosted teacakes; they even used oil on the griddle. So they have been quite considerate. But he didn’t wash up afterwards.”

BBC reports that volunteers found a message scribbled across the wall that read, “thank you burgor (sic) was great” before signing off with “Joey back at it” and a smiley face.


Harries estimates that the burglary cost the club around £1,000 (~$1,450) in addition to a mess of spilt milk. She explains,


“We are all unpaid volunteers and the club is not for profit; any money we make we reinvest in the club, and this is diverting what we have away from developing and advancing the club. It’s very frustrating.”

No word on any leads, but the “Joey” signature may prove to be the deal breaker in this case.

[via BBC]