A South Philadelphia man whose flowers have been stolen every spring and fall for years refused to be a shrinking violet anymore and used surveillance cameras to catch the green thumb thief in the act, according to the police.
"Every year (he) puts these nice little flowers out in front of the house and every year someone steals them," said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman.
Turns out, the thief was a woman who struck this year around 2:10 a.m. on March 21 at the house on 10th Street near Jackson, police said.
The video shows the woman standing on her toes and pulling flowers from a windowsill flower box one by one and putting them in her bag.
My favorite part of the video comes at the end, where police warn "If you see this suspect, do not approach, call 911 immediately."
You never know, she could be armed with pruning shears.
Anyone who recognizes the woman is urged to call South Detectives at 215.686.3013.