A brazen and topless thief was caught on camera stealing a plant from a garden – but then returned it days later.
And he blamed it on being “f**king steaming”.
Thanks to Gemma Brady's doorbell camera, she managed to capture the strange incident of the half naked money puzzle tree their from her front garden.
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Gemma, who is an NHS nurse, woke up on Friday after a night shift to find her app have notified her of the activity outside her home, and after sharing the footage online, the nameless individual returned to the scene the next morning (July 9).
He was filmed explaining he was "f**king steaming" when he took it from Gemma's home in Heol Brown Tycroes, Ammanford, Wales, and said he'd woken up with in his house and would return it – which he did today.
Gemma, 44, said: “The whole thing has been ridiculous to be honest.
“His excuse was that he was steaming and his mates egged him on.
“It was 4.20pm, and he was wearing work clothes and my street isn’t on the way home from any pubs!"
Gemma admits she uses gardening as a form of relaxation, and had been growing the monkey puzzle tree in her front garden since it was a tiny seedling.
When she saw her doorbell footage before leaving for another nightshirt, the nurse immediately shared the clip on social media.
It received more than 18,000 views in a matter of hours with most viewers bewildered by the strange behaviour.
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She added: “He has been back since . . .but there is no way that was the case as he just carried it out with ease.
“He told me his wife had given him a telling off because he was all over Facebook.
“I think he was feeling a bit camera shy this morning which is why he avoided the doorbell (when he returned).
“The main thing is tree is back in one piece although a a bit bent – not surprising the way it’s been dragged around.
“I'm relieved it’s back but disappointed that both the trees now have to be put somewhere else because he’s demonstrated that nothing is safe!”
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