Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Thieves Landscape Lawn, Then Come Back To Steal"

If your yard got some landscaping, and you didn't order any, you'd be right to be a little suspicious.


Robert Cisneros bought his truck about a month ago. Since then, some very odd things have happened.

It all started about 2 weeks ago with some landscaping bricks.

"It wasn't like they stacked them up and said here's your bricks," Cisneros said. "They actually put some time. They made it look really nice around the tree."

The problem is, Cisneros didn't order any landscaping.

No one in the neighborhood could figure out how the bricks got around the tree.

The landscaping kept the Cisneros, his family, and his neighbors guessing. That is, until Thursday morning when they all found out exactly what the bricks were doing there and the 4 reasons the thieves needed them.

Most of the lug nuts were on the lawn, but [the] wheel wells on Cisneros' truck were empty and his wheels and tires were gone. It was a screwy set of circumstances that taught the Cisneros family and their neighbors a lesson.

The lesson? That there is no such thing as a free lunch, and no one will landscape your lawn for free. Beware of sudden gifts.


AlanDP said...

That almost sounds like an urban legend, except that it actually happened! Very interesting.

Dave said...

Yes, but did they take back the free landscaping?

Beaker said...

You left the part out of the news story that said the wheels were worth $5,000.00. I'm wondering what he does for a living in this time of economical hardship and where can I learn how to do it also!

Albatross said...

I bet he starts parking his truck in the garage, now.