Todd, a neighbor who lives at 14th and College, wrote to tell us that on Wednesday his security camera recorded a plaid-shirted guy who was trespassing on his property and peering at his yard. This was near the time that a garden hose was stolen from his next-door neighbor’s yard, so Todd told us “I am tagging this as ‘the plaid prowler.'” Unfortunately, the camera didn’t record the theft and it is unclear whether the plaid-clad man was involved or just coincidentally caught on camera.
This is the same area that has had trouble in the last couple of years with theft of plants. Last year some neighbors managed to catch at least one plant thief in action.