An Austrian bride has shocked many after stealing flowers from a neighbour’s garden in order to cut costs on her budget.
It is reported thatin the middle of the night, she trespassed to her neighbour’s yard and cut off her blooming roses and flower pots to use as décor for her reception.
As reported by the Sun, a British online news website, the neighbour after discovering what had happened to her flower garden went to a Facebook shaming group to blast the bride for the abominable act.
The aggrieved neighbor wrote, “‘I walked out into my yard on a Friday morning to find every single rose in my garden cut and my potted impatiens and petunias gone, pots and all.”
“Naturally, I was devastated. My roses were butchered, including my extremely rare Amelia Earhart hybrid tea that took me three years to track down,” she added.
The gardener says she decided to file a police report but nothing could be done. So, all she could do was to prune them back and try to coax them into blooming again until she got a tip off from another neighbour who had seen similar flowers that were chopped off in the wedding photos of a bride who recently got married and lived nearby.
This immediately made sense because her neighbour had got married the weekend her garden was looted. The photos were also posted on social media.
She explains she knew for sure that indeed those were her flowers; “The tip off was the petunias and impatiens in my very distinctive, white painted flower pots being used as centerpieces.”
“As well as the table decoration, the woman also noticed that the bride and bridesmaids had pink, white and yellow hybrid tea roses in their bouquets,” she adds.
And her being the only person who grows them in the region put the pieces together easily.
After collecting sufficient evidence, the gardener says she reported to the police, and the culprit was just fined £27 yet the rose bush cost £165.
The victim dissatisfied with the verdict wrote,” She got a $50 fine yet that rose cost $300 and had to be shipped from across the country. She butchered the plant so badly, it still hasn’t fully recovered.”
To add salt to the injury, the bride’s reply for her act was,” They’re just flowers. I needed flowers for my wedding and you have a whole yard full.”
Followers of the shaming group could not help feeling sorry for the gardener for having had to deal with such unfortunate happenings because of someone’s selfishness.