There seems to have been a recent upsurge in fruit stealing from private gardens.
One friend was waiting for her mangoes to ripen, only to find the tree was stripped bare one morning. Another good friend had every avocado stolen from their tree.
Yet another caught some young person in the act, up the ladder that he had bought with him on the roof of his car, stealing their coconuts. He had a car full of coconuts that I assume he was planning to sell.
She chased him off and called him a thief. He replied, “I’m not stealing them ma’am. I’m sharing them.”
A new meaning of the sharing economy I suppose.
Pretty sad that one can’t even grow a little fruit in your own garden without them being stolen.
But how do you stop them?