Friday, July 23, 2010

flowers removed from a 1st Street NW front yard

From a 1st Street NW resident:

It would seem that not even flowers are safe from thieves in our neighborhood. At some point between 6 p.m. last night and this morning, two clusters of flowers were stolen from the garden in front of our house. Residents should be on the lookout for an arboreal bandit, it would seem. My girlfriend and I bought them at Home Depot and planted them ourselves a couple of months ago.

I really don't have much in the way of commentary on this. It's a pretty sad day.

8 comments:

  1. Where on First Street NW do you live? I live just off of First on P Street NW and had flowers that I had recently transplanted to my yard stolen last month. Pathetic.

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  2. We live between Randolph Place NW and S Street NW. It's pretty infuriating.

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  3. Man. I hope they leave my squash alone.

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  4. I live on the 100 block of S street and also had some flowers that I had planted stolen, sometime last week. The odd part is that I had matching white flowers planted in the corner areas of our front yard and they only stole one of the two. Also, they were less than $4 at Home Depot, and probably wouldn't even survive after being transplanted. Oh well.

    -Elliot

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  5. yeah i was mostly pissed because home depot is a mile away and those flowers only cost five bucks (i'm jason's girlfriend). if you're stealing flowers, i'm assuming you have a garden, and if you have a garden, and therefore a residence, you can cough up a couple bucks for plants like the rest of us. disappointing that it's happening to others in the neighborhood as well!

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  6. Did they steal the flowers roots and all? or just pluck the tops off? If it's the former, that's definitely new to me. If the latter...well I'll say that I'm completely sympathetic - you had property stolen. It's just that I'm not surprised. There's a certain level of tolerance that must be assumed in areas where not everyone develops their front yard. In my experience, the best antidote is to be someone that everyone knows (I don't mean to assume you aren't of course). When people know you, they'll be more likely to defend you and less likely to snag anything.

    If this bandit is from outside the area... well, chalk it up to a small inconvenience of city living. You could have a great, untouched garden in the 'burbs, but then your commute might be ridiculous.

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  7. true, true, a part of city living but still i'd like to think better of bloomingdale than this! it was the roots and all.

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  8. This has been going on for many, many years.

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