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A Thief's Redemption: The Consequences of Crime.

By Okpe BlessingPublished 4 months ago 2 min read

Act 1:

The scene opens with a young woman, Lily, walking down the street, her head buried in her phone. Suddenly, she feels a hand on her shoulder, and she turns around to see a man in a hoodie standing behind her.

Man: Give me your phone and your purse.

Lily: (terrified) Please don't hurt me.

Man: (angrily) I said give me your phone and your purse.

Lily: (crying) Okay, okay, just please don't hurt me.

The man snatches Lily's phone and purse and runs away. Lily is left standing there, shaking and crying.

Act 2:

The scene opens with Lily at the police station, giving a statement to the officer.

Officer: Can you describe the man who robbed you?

Lily: He was wearing a hoodie, so I couldn't see his face.

Officer: Did he say anything to you?

Lily: He just told me to give him my phone and purse.

Officer: Okay, we'll do our best to catch him. In the meantime, be careful when you're out on the streets.

Lily nods and leaves the police station. She feels violated and angry. She can't believe that someone could do something so cruel.

Act 3:

The scene opens with the man in the hoodie sitting in a dark room, counting the cash he stole from Lily. He hears a knock on the door and quickly hides the money.

Man: Who is it?

Voice: It's me, your boss.

Man: (nervously) Come in.

The man's boss enters the room.

Boss: Did you get the money?

Man: Yes, I did.

Boss: Good. You know what to do next.

Man: (hesitantly) I don't know if I can keep doing this. It's wrong.

Boss: (angrily) You don't have a choice. You're in too deep now.

The man looks down, defeated.

Act 4:

The scene opens with the man in the hoodie robbing another victim. This time, it's an old woman who's walking her dog.

Man: (threateningly) Give me your purse, or I'll hurt you and your dog.

The woman hands over her purse, and the man runs away. However, this time, he's caught by the police.

Act 5:

The scene opens with the man in the hoodie standing before the judge in court.

Judge: You have been charged with robbery. How do you plead?

Man: (ashamed) Guilty, your honor.

Judge: You have caused a lot of pain and suffering to your victims. You will serve five years in prison.

The man looks down, defeated. He knows that he's made a huge mistake, and he regrets it deeply.


The scene opens with Lily walking down the same street where she was robbed. She's still scared, but she's determined not to let the experience define her. Suddenly, she sees someone walking towards her in a hoodie. Her heart starts racing, but as the person gets closer, she realizes that it's just a teenager wearing a hoodie.

Lily: (to herself) Not everyone who wears a hoodie is a villain.

The scene ends with Lily walking away, feeling a sense of hope and peace that she hasn't felt in a long time.

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