Alleged plant thief charged after video goes public
Dave Cohen Reporting
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office detectives say they identified the man who was recently caught on video stealing plants from two Slidell-area subdivisions.
"George W. Franck III (DOB 12/05/1966, 35434 Melody Lane, Slidell) was issued a summons Wednesday for two counts of misdemeanor theft," a news release said. "Franck was brought in for questioning and confessed to taking the plants, described as boxwoods and annuals, from the landscaping at the entrance of the Moorings and another neighborhood in Oak Harbor near Slidell."
They say he was caught on video on two separate days pulling up to the entrance signs of the two neighborhoods, removing several plants from the flower beds and placing them into the bed of his truck.
"Detectives are in the process of recovering the stolen plants," the release noted.