Albany woman fed up with flower thieves - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany woman fed up with flower thieves

Posted: Updated:
Patricia Ward with her "Beware of flower thieves" sign Patricia Ward with her "Beware of flower thieves" sign
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:28 GMT
    Imaya FreeloveImaya Freelove
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One Albany woman is keeping a close eye on her lawn after she says a flower bandit took her plants.  

Patricia Ward is taking a stand after a thief stole her plants right out of her yard. She even posted a sign to help warn others about the flower thieves.    

"Be aware that people are so low down and so petty to steal plants," said Patricia Ward,victim. "That's about as low as you can go."  

Ward says it started about three weeks ago when she noticed a few plants were missing from her yard.  

"I made a report and I was just fuming, just absolutely livid that someone would come through and take my ferns and take my plants," said Ward. "Take their lives in their hands to come up on my front porch area here."  

On Saturday, Ward noticed another plant was missing from her porch. She says her neighbors also noticed their plants and yard equipment were missing.    

"She says be careful because people are stealing flowers," said Ward. "I've had flowers and water hoses taken from me."  

Luckily, Ward was able to retrieve one of her stolen plants. Police escorted her to a home down the street where she reclaimed her property and that helped sparked the idea to make her sign.   

"I just had to make a sign to be aware of plant thieves," said Ward. "I know it sounds petty, but they are petty for stealing plants."  

Albany police say the case is under investigation.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.