Who the heck steals shrubbery?

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  1. OLDNEWBIE

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    Got ripped off yesterday evening or last night:mad:
    Some jerk(s) ripped out some of my newly planted shrubs like pulling out carrots from the garden!

    Started a hedge behind my back fence along the sidewalk and road (Public Space really) they got 4 0r 5. I entwined cut blackberry vines around what I got left so if the S.O.Bs come back the will get stuck anyway.

    I'm in Springfield Near Value Village. Anybody heard of shrub thieves before? How low can you go???
     
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    Landscapers
     
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    Jim Carry is at it again!!!
     
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    Those "shrubs" didn't happen to look like "tomato plants" with no tomato fruit did they? o_O:D
     
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  7. OLDNEWBIE

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    Maybe I planted triffids by mistake but they looked like Leyland cypress and ligustrums.
     
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    Wow... that'll make 'em hack their GUTS out when they try to smoke THAT!
     
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    The same people who steal used toilets from bank repo houses.
     
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    Hey, everyone dreams of having their own throne.
     
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    If its worth a nickel some wired up looser will steal it!:mad:
     
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    Then it's a good thing a nickel ain't really worth a nickel these days!
     
  13. OLDNEWBIE

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    Transients frequent that road between the River/ bike path where they live and the Dairy Mart where they get malt liquor and cigs.
    Tried to think up a scenario where they'd grab them but not seeing it. They don't own homes and don't hang with people who do?

    I'm thinking scummy boyfriend of lowlife woman who was left a rundown house she obtained from outliving her parents?
    He decided to do a little fixing up her yard in exchange for living there??? Maybe she paid him in good faith to pick up some plants??

    Grandma pays lowlife grandkid to buy and plant a few bushes? He buys meth instead and grabs my plants?

    Who knows?, if they come back tonight I hope they bleed good from the blackberry thorns anyway!:cool:
     
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    Put Prussian blue all over them and then watch for purple / blue people. LOL
     
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    I think Taku nailed it on the head. I knew a guy who worked for a nursery and theft of various plants was common - often by landscapers trying to save a buck. At the time, picking off small Japanese maples was a regular occurrence, both for the nursery and their customers.

    But as others have noted, there is also the consideration of the demands of certain 3-headed knights...
     
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    Huh? o_O
     
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    When I worked for the state we would have people steal plants from the rest areas.
     
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    Someone is stealing my socks.. diabolically slowly.
     
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    Do you have a male teenager?
     

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