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Pictured: 'horrible' woman steals flowers from boy's grave
Telegraph ^ | 12-8-11

Posted on 12/08/2011 9:38:53 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Police are hunting a woman who was captured on camera appearing to steal flowers from a schoolboy’s grave.

She was photographed at the grave of 11 year-old, Robert Stringer, who died in a car accident in 1980, after the boy’s family installed a motion-sensing camera in a tree.

It followed a string of thefts of floral tributes at Rippleside Cemetery in Barking, Essex. His family have released the pictures in an attempt to track her down.

Steve Rose, 37, of Walthamstow, east London, who installed the camera, said: “I was only six when he died. My aunt, who died two years ago, never got over it.”

“We have left signs asking them to stop stealing but that didn’t deter them. It’s just callous.

"Robert was a lovely lad and it was a terrible tragedy. Potted plants and baskets started to disappear on a regular basis.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: flowers; grave

1 posted on 12/08/2011 9:38:56 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

needs an ass beating


2 posted on 12/08/2011 9:41:33 AM PST by Charlespg
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

His family ‘has...”, not have. UK!


3 posted on 12/08/2011 9:41:54 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

We had a degenerate do this here in Utah. The cops installed a ‘Low-jack’ device into some knick-knacks and tracked the scum-bag to her home. She had been gathering ‘goodies’ for years from cemetaries, and then giving them away as ‘gifts’.

Seems like in today’s world, anti-social degenerates are becoming the new ‘norm’.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 9:47:40 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Maybe she’s just your everyday Marxist/OWS protestor/Obama woshipper who is redistributing flowers so “everyone has their fair share”.


5 posted on 12/08/2011 9:48:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Hodar
degenerates are becoming the new ‘norm’

Sadly True.

6 posted on 12/08/2011 9:49:56 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

We had a group who would do that here. Take the flowers after funerals and then sell them in bars later that evening. Made me sick and I would call them out when I was present.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 9:57:36 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Had this happen at the Graveyard where my father was buried, but it turned out not to be what you'd think. It seems it was actually an older lady that thought she was doing her part to “beautify” the cemetery by collecting flowers that were starting to wilt or decorations that were fading. I think the Cemetery management finally told her to let the family members to make that decision.
8 posted on 12/08/2011 9:57:54 AM PST by apillar
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

There’s a story at that link about Hanoi Jane and her appearance at 73. Comments are enabled. At least one comment was about her treachery. You may want to “recommend” the comment.

We can’t remind the bitch enough that we haven’t forgotten her treason.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 9:59:12 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

What do you expect from a society where most people are on the dole. She is just taking what she perceives is rightfully hers. Judging by the size of her luggage, that ain’t going to be her first shopping stop.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 10:02:02 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

They are really into flowers at gravesites there.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 10:12:10 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

No, it’s not right but she’s probably a poor woman who doesn’t have the money to place on her relative’s grave. The road is right there so she parks her car or has walked up the drive, sneaks some pretty flowers at the boy’s abundantly flowered site thinking no one would notice a few missing and walks on down the row to what is probably her recently deceased husband’s grave. Do a few fake flowers really constitute wasting tax dollars to get the cops involved? The relatives should just talk to her and find out her story.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 10:12:10 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Nearly everything I’ve ever put at my daughter’s grave site (wind chimes, pinwheels, flowers, etc) usually gets swiped within a week. It’s incredibly sad.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 10:12:33 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Go now. Run along and tell your Xerxes that he faces Free Men here...not slaves.")
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To: Williams
They are really into flowers at gravesites there.

And here they are after brass urns at the headstones.

14 posted on 12/08/2011 10:16:27 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Doc Savage
His family ‘has...”, not have. UK!

I think either one is appropriate. In American English, we tend to use the singular form of the verb following a collective noun where in England the plural is used.

15 posted on 12/08/2011 10:18:23 AM PST by mupcat
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I'm afraid this happens much more frequently that what this photo shows. Inconsiderate grave visitors often take flowers from one grave and put them on the one they are visiting.

I use to live across the street from where Jimmy Hendrix is buried. Degenerates visiting his grave would blanket the area with empty booze bottles and cigarette butts, and of course they would remove flowers from other graves and deposit them on Jimmy's.

16 posted on 12/08/2011 10:31:58 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Same here with my son's grave, not so much these days as they moved the office very close to his gravesite.

The cemetery folks seemed to think it was people who redo the fake flowers, make into Memorial Day wreaths and sell them on the side of the rode.

HINT for protection: I used to mark every petal with a black felt marker pen, with his initials. OR, I would take a HOLE PUNCH and punch each petal. Can't re-use those and it don't show from a distance.

17 posted on 12/08/2011 10:36:45 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

‘and sell them on the side of the rode.’

:-D I think we have a winner for the most creative spelling of the word ‘road.’


18 posted on 12/08/2011 11:01:19 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Ole Okie

I’ve heard of theives stealing the brass plates that have the name and date of death on them as well.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 11:21:41 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Our local paper had a story in it yesterday about someone stealing urns from the local cemetery and selling them for scrap. The more I know about people, the more I love my dog.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 11:23:15 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack
The more I know about people, the more I love my dog.

When I was a little kid, I has a Doberman that would steal flowers and wreaths from the graveyard across the street and pile them up on our front porch. Dad had taught him to fetch the morning paper from under the bushes and bring it back to the house. He learned his chore too well and would bring the neighbors’ papers also. Quite an embarrassment for our family.
21 posted on 12/08/2011 11:56:46 AM PST by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: mbynack
The more I know about people, the more I love my dog.

Understandably.

22 posted on 12/08/2011 12:04:06 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: Hiddigeigei

lol


23 posted on 12/08/2011 12:05:31 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

“Nearly everything I’ve ever put at my daughter’s grave site (wind chimes, pinwheels, flowers, etc) usually gets swiped within a week. It’s incredibly sad.”

Worth checking into is the possibility that the grounds keeper may be removing them. I have known several people who have had the job and they don’t like anything that they have to mow around or move.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 12:26:05 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE (Millions of government bureaucrats are gang raping and choking the life out of America.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE; ItsOurTimeNow
Worth checking into is the possibility that the grounds keeper may be removing them. I have known several people who have had the job and they don’t like anything that they have to mow around or move.

Check the cemetery rules. The groundskeeper may be well within his rights to do so. It might take him just a few seconds extra, but multiply that by the number of graves and it can add up to a lot of extra man-hours that need to be paid.

25 posted on 12/08/2011 1:42:54 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Public humiliation needs to be revived.


26 posted on 12/08/2011 2:00:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: bgill
No, it’s not right but she’s probably a poor woman who doesn’t have the money to place on her relative’s grave. The road is right there so she parks her car or has walked up the drive, sneaks some pretty flowers at the boy’s abundantly flowered site thinking no one would notice a few missing and walks on down the row to what is probably her recently deceased husband’s grave. Do a few fake flowers really constitute wasting tax dollars to get the cops involved? The relatives should just talk to her and find out her story.

Or, she's just...a thief. To a thief, the opportunity to steal is just that-an opportunity. The family sees it as desecrating the memory of a loved one. A thief sees it as "a great place to get free flowers".

I do not know why some people think some thieves are more honorable than others, and are aghast the someone would actually steal from a grave. Why do they break into people's cars and steal their Christmas packages? Why do they steal some disabled vet's wheelchair? Because they're THIEVES.

I seriously doubt she's stealing flowers for someone else's grave. If so, she is desecrating the grave of her loved one. "Here, sweetheart; I just stole ya some flowers from some schmuck's grave".

27 posted on 12/08/2011 2:25:19 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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