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Wyoming police: "Green Thumb" bandits located, plants returned

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Flowers once again decorate the front porch of a Wyoming home where surveillance cameras captured images of two women loading the newly purchased potted plants into an SUV.

Wyoming police said today that thanks to that video, they identified and located the two women, who have returned the plants. In a written statement on the incident, police department officials also said that the incident will be reviewed for possible criminal charges. They have declined to release the names of the two women involved at this time.

The incident occurred Tuesday about 5:26 a.m.

Patricia Quinones had purchased and planted the flowers Monday. She said it took about $100 and several hours to put the big floral display together for her daughter’s high school graduation party this weekend.

Just 12 hours later, they were snatched.

“They just pulled up and then just took everything as if it belonged to them,” Gely Miranda, who graduates Sunday, said.

The surveillance video was posted on Facebook, and shared nearly 16,000 times in just the first 24 hours.

The news also prompted Eastern Floral to send Quinones a whole new set of flowers.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety said that it is continuing to investigate the incident.


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