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Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:52 am

Interesting experience this morning. I saw the same fellow at it again, so this time I went out and challenged him and asked what he was doing. I also grabbed the plastic bag in his hand and looked inside and there were three flowers that he had stolen (I gave it back to him). I wish my Greek was a lot better, but from what I understood, he said he needed money for the hospital. At least he is not denying that he is doing it for the money. It is hard to know where to stand. We have a few rose bushes in front of our block of flats, and I help to pay for them out of my monthly communal charges. If somebody comes and takes one rose every day, in a month there will be none left. On the other hand, it is so petty that you have to wonder if it is worth worrying about.
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Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:36 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Interesting experience this morning. I saw the same fellow at it again, so this time I went out and challenged him and asked what he was doing. I also grabbed the plastic bag in his hand and looked inside and there were three flowers that he had stolen (I gave it back to him). I wish my Greek was a lot better, but from what I understood, he said he needed money for the hospital. At least he is not denying that he is doing it for the money. It is hard to know where to stand. We have a few rose bushes in front of our block of flats, and I help to pay for them out of my monthly communal charges. If somebody comes and takes one rose every day, in a month there will be none left. On the other hand, it is so petty that you have to wonder if it is worth worrying about.


Just tell yourself "I don't care, he steals because he is in need, those roses serve a higher cause by being stolen, compared to pleasing my eye"
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Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 am

A 45-year-old woman from Pervolia has admitted to the police stealing pot plants and solar lights from graveyards in Kiti and Meneou.

The police say they have received several reports recently of plants being stolen from Kiti cemetery.

At around 7.30 on Wednesday evening police from the Kiti station went to the cemetery where they found the woman, whose car was full of pot plants and solar lights.

An examination in her home revealed more pot plants, flowers and lights.

The woman was taken to the Kiti police station where in her statement she admitted stealing the items from graveyards in both Kiti and Meneou.

She was released to be taken later before court.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/05/03/woman ... graveyard/



...ouch.
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