Woman looking for 'Jake' who left $5, sorry note for stolen wind chime

A missing wind chime, a note and a five dollar bill have left one Lakewood woman searching for a young boy named Jake. Her search has now gone viral.

Do you know Jake?

Christina Reitz of Lakewood said he left a note on her door Friday saying that he and his sister had stolen one of her wind chimes.

Jake explained in the note that the chime, which had butterflies on it, reminded his sister of their mother who died.

Jake left $5 and wrote, “I’m sorry. This is the only money I have. Please do not be mad.”

Reitz wants to find Jake to give him back his money. She also wants to offer Jake his own wind chime similar to the one they took, so they can each have a reminder of their mom.

"It's not right that he stole, or his sister stole," Reitz said. "I'm not sure which one it is, but he did try to make things right and I do forgive him. I'm not going to hold a grudge for a wind chime that was a dollar."

Reitz said she can relate to what Jake and his sister are going through. 

“I lost my mom when I was five and my dad just almost six years ago. It’s just hard at any age. People grieve in different ways,” she said.

If you have any information about who Jake might be please email webseattle@king5.com

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