Authorities in Scotland are investigating a rather strange caper after someone stole a whopping 37 garden gnomes from the yard of an elderly woman.
The bizarre heist unfolded over the course of the last week of April when a yet-to-be-identified individual pilfered the lawn ornaments from the unnamed woman's yard.
Given the considerable number of gnomes that were stolen, one assumes that they were slowly taken from the yard on successive days and, therefore, went unnoticed by the woman until their total absence was apparent.
In a plea to the public for tips, police noted that, although "they are of little monetary value," the gnomes' owner is none too thrilled at having lost more than three dozen of her prized statues.
More on this odd story at the Coast to Coast AM website.