07 July 2009

Basil Thieves Rampant in Carroll Gardens


Some gourmet, locavore thieves have been relieving a law-abiding, pesto-loving Carroll Gardens gardener of his or her hard-won fresh basil. And it's just horrible!

"PLEASE Stop taking our BASIL!" cried the sign on President Street near Henry. "IT IS VERY Cheap AND YOU CAN buy you own."

This is true. Also, you can buy your own seeds, which is even cheaper.

But here's where your heart breaks. "P.S. The children are quite disturbed by your actions. And so are the adults."

Won't someone please, please, think of the children!

9 comments:

BrooksNYC said...

My sympathies were wholly with the aggrieved until she played the C-card.

Elizabeth said...

This is fresh basil
This is a planter
This is not ( I repeat not) a Dog Urinal!!!

Is this the same master sign writing work of ".....not a dog urinal"??

Craziest Gadgets loves Basil said...

it's fresh basil, that should leave a pleasant odor trail right to our thieves. i'll get my trained dog scooby right on it. to the mystery mobile!!!

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Could be, Elizabeth, could be. We really do need to get the Mystery Mobile on this.

Chris said...

We had the same thing happen to us in the Slope last year, though it might've been rosemary (it was another tenant's plant). Though the over-wrought parent thing is certainly off-putting, it truly IS disturbing when it happens. Who uses fresh herbs AND is that petty a theif? It boggles...

FJF said...

People have a really hard time differentiating between public and private in this city. Either that or that just don't care.

Sedge said...

Nothing a well aimed shotgun can't cure! OK, overkill for herbs, but then again, herb stealing could be a gateway crime, before they move onto crimes that would better justity shotgun defenses. :)

Anonymous said...

First they steal Basil.
Then they may snare birds.
Then they could hurt kittens.
Then who knows?

BK said...

Sorry but posting this sign makes me want to steal your basil.