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Who stole the gardening tools? come on guys. Who stole the gosh darned tools.
Who stole the gardening tools? come on guys. Who stole the gosh darned tools.

East Mabel Street

Dec. 11, 4:31 p.m.

Someone stole a lot of large gardening tools belonging to the University of Arizona, a UA Police Department report stated.

Meeting with a UA officer, the university's assistant gardening manager relayed that about two weeks prior, nine pieces of landscaping equipment had gone missing from the shed of the UA's community garden: four flat shovels, two spade shovels, a hula hoe, a heavy-duty rake and something he called a "pick mattock." The total value of all these items was estimated at $170.

The gardening assistant said that from time to time items had been known to disappear, and that sometimes transients sleep in and around the community garden—but this level of garden-tool thievery was pretty much unprecedented.

Unfortunately, he had no suspects. The incident was recorded on the chance that further information might surface later.

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