Skip to comments.Pictured: 'horrible' woman steals flowers from boy's grave
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 schoolboys grave.
She was photographed at the grave of 11 year-old, Robert Stringer, who died in a car accident in 1980, after the boys 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 didnt deter them. Its 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 ...
“Nearly everything Ive ever put at my daughters grave site (wind chimes, pinwheels, flowers, etc) usually gets swiped within a week. Its 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.
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.
Public humiliation needs to be revived.
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".
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