Woman Wakes Up To Find Lawn Missing From Her Garden
A woman was in sheer disbelief when she woke up at the weekend to find something pretty pivotal missing from her garden: the lawn.
Elizabeth, from St Helens, first noticed the AstroTurf in her garden had disappeared when her son went outside on Sunday morning (2 August).
The 62-year-old, who did not wish to give her surname, said the turf had been well secured with tape, and also had plant pots and stones on top of it - meaning she reckons there's no chance it could have blown away in the wind.
Instead, Elizabeth believes it must have been stolen from her home after she went to bed.
While she found the whole situation 'comical' to a degree and wonders if it may have just been a bunch of youngsters having a laugh, Elizabeth is now after more information about what may have happened. The artificial grass not only cost £100 ($130), but also came from her mother-in-law, who sadly died in January.
Elizabeth told the Liverpool Echo: "My son went outside this morning and he said, 'what's happened to the turf?'
"I said, 'what do you mean?' So I went out and it just looks like it's been pulled out and rolled up.
"I just couldn't believe it. It's comical in a way, why have they done it?
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"It could be some lads had a few to drink and thought it was a bit of a laugh to take it or someone has targeted it and knew what they were looking for."
Elizabeth explained how the main section of turf had been taken, but other smaller pieces had been left behind.
Having spotted damaged plants in the garden, she believes whoever took the grass must have climbed over the wall.
She added: "We put it down just before lockdown around about March time and it's not been moved since.
"I had slate and stones on it to stop it moving and it was stuck down.
"If someone has seen it or saw what happened it would be useful to know what happened."
Here's hoping Elizabeth finds some answers soon and her garden is restored to its former glory. After all, no doubt the small patches of grass left behind are feeling pretty lawn-ley right now...
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