Thief Dressed As Deliveryman Walks Out Of Florist With 21 Bouquets On Valentine’s Day

Not the flowers! Noooo!

Not the flowers! Noooo!

Valentine’s Day is a chaotic time for florists, with temporary help mixing with regular staff to get everything delivered on time and to the right recipient. (Well, mostly.) In Chicago, one busy florist claims that a man took advantage of the floral fracas to walk off with 21 flower arrangements worth a total of $2,000.

Was the thief flipping the arrangements for cash, or does he just have a lot of girlfriends? Whatever the case, he was dressed like a deliveryman and didn’t stand out to anyone. On one of his trips into the store, he even walked out with a cart full of flowers.

That meant 21 very sad customers who received replacement flowers and refunds. A neighboring Bank of America caught the thief on surveillance cameras, and passed the images on to news media and police.

Suspect Posing As Delivery Man Swipes Valentine’s Flowers [CBS Chicago]