Dec 16, 2008

Leaf Bandit Finally Apprehended

The notorious Leaf Bandit who left sap-smeared leaf prints on windows, then disappeared into the night, despite of being a fifteen feet tall shrub, have at last been axed.

"Leaf Bandit" surrendering to the garden shear equipped authorities.

This slippery assailant have evaded the authorities for over a year, but yesterday he was finally cornered by the Garden Police Task Force.

Once in custody his true Identity was revealed as Teddy Bear, resident of the Loretto Hall Gardens. Neighbors of Mr. Bear - known just as Teddy in the neighborhood - were shocked. A conifer who did not want to be named, have told this reporter that he knew Teddy as a quiet, but friendly shrub. He once noticed Teddy's leaves being extra sticky, but thought nothing of it.

The authorities have assured the public that now with the culprit under arrest, they could sleep easy again. "It's time to turn over a new leaf" - said Sheriff Gardner.

8 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Old postcards are the best. Nice post, funny too!

altadenahiker said...

Oh jeez, I can't help myself.
Teddy Bear couldn't seem to put down roots; he was always grabbing his trunk and heading for higher ground. A budding novelist, but temping as a clerk at Trader Joes, he hoped to branch out into more interesting pursuits. "He was harmless," a co-worker said. "Sure his jokes were dirty, but he was all bark and no bite."

Vanda said...

Lol, AH those are great. I wish I came up with them.

altadenahiker said...

Vanda, can you send me your email address? We have a lunch invite.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Geez, lets try to keep this quiet. You heard what happened to a certain Palm. Sends a shiver up my Phloem.

Vanda said...

It's not a good year for trees.

altadenahiker said...

Hey you guys, did you check out Viewliner's visit to the LA cornoner's gift shop? Must see.

Petrea said...

Oh the coroner's gift shop is a hoot. It used to be online, I'm sure you can google it.

Love the post card, Vanda.