Plant thief on the loose in Seattle


"Bizarre" skulker(s) in Seattle neighborhoods and city parks have been stealing trees, plants and shrubs, to the tune of thousands of dollars worth of public and private property.

One woman and plant theft victim, however, was a Costco shopper. And there was a sale. On security cameras.

Only a few weeks later, her video of a plant thief removing and making off with her new daphne shrub was making the waves on YouTube.

And then she was on NPR, giggling evilly about her new security measures. She's chained her magnolia tree to the fence. The new daphne? It's chained at the base, put the chain through some heavy pottery, and then: barbed wire. April Jahns says, if the thief comes back, "he's going to get poked. A little bonus for me."