From the Cleveland Park Listserv:
“The long time flower thief is back, spotted at a home in Chevy Chase the other day where he was stealing peonies from a private garden. BEWARE! At this time of year, his flower of choice is peonies, then lilies, and later on hydrangeas. He has been known to sell his stolen bounty to local flower shops, and possibly restaurants.”
“It has been quite a while since our N.Y. Times has been missing from in from of our house. Apparently, however, the Paper Thief along with the Flower Thief has returned.
Is it too much to expect the Paper Thief to comprehend that our NY Times is not public property, free for the stooping and picking up? How could you stoop so low as to steal a neighbor’s paper?”