08/26/2014 12:58 am ET Updated Aug 26, 2014

Grass Thieves Allegedly Caught On Video Stealing Freshly Laid Sod From Home

Of all the unusual things to steal, an entire front lawn has got to be near the top of the list. But a pair of women in the UK were caught on camera allegedly doing just that.

Surveillance footage posted on YouTube shows the pair grabbing freshly laid sod from the front of a home in Skelmersdale, England, heading somewhere off-camera with it, and then returning for more.

"It was shamefully funny," the homeowner, Bobby Stacey, told the Daily Mail "I couldn’t stop laughing."

He told the Liverpool Echo that he had been a victim of theft before. Someone broke into a shed and stole some tools. Then, when he put a padlock on the shed, thieves cut through it and stole a mountain bike.

That's when he added the camera.

"It's just cheeky," he told the Echo.

While he sees the humor in the incident, he's also says concerned for his neighbors.

‘We live in a quiet neighborhood and we have older people living behind these houses," he told the Mail. "I worry for them if this goes any further."

(h/t Fugitive Watch)


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