This is the post I wrote recently for the Garden Patch blog. I can't take credit for all the humour as it followed a good brainstorming session while we were weeding. It got lots of "likes" and comments on the SPS Facebook page and lots of "retweets" on twitter!
Information from neighbors indicated this situation had been developing for two weeks. When police arrived at scene the victims (Beet, Radish, Onion, Carrot and Garlic) were surrounded by the suspects.
After a one-hour standoff several suspects were apprehended by members of the elite Arrested Development Team. Long Skinny Green Weed, Round Leaf Weed and many of their cousins will be making their first court appearance in the morning.
There was one person by the name of Gardener also located at scene who had been taken hostage by the Weeds. Due to exhaustion and a sore back Gardener was transported to hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
It is believed that Mother Nature was aiding and abetting the suspects by supplying them with rain. In addition, information has been received that more of the Weed family may be coming into the city. Further investigation will be done by the Arrested Development Team and it is anticipated that more arrests will be forthcoming.Anyone with information about this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-STOP-WEEDS.