An English woman was about to shut her curtains earlier this month and head to bed when she glanced outside and saw something that hadn't been there just four hours before.
Sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on June 1 and June 2 someone planted an army of 107 garden gnomes in Marcela Telehanicova's yard in Plymouth, England.
"I had a second look, thought 'What is that?'" she told the Plymouth Herald. "Then I realized they were little people."
She went on to say it was the "best, most bizarre thing that has ever happened to me."
The gnomes, lined up in 30 rows, filled her walkway.
Telehanicov decided to contact the police about the gnome infestation, because "if somebody says they've got 100 gnomes missing and they're in my front garden, I'm the one who's going to get questioned."
The gnomes were taken into police custody, but if no one comes forward as the owner within the month, Telehanicova gets them back. Police contacted a local garden store, but it didn't have any missing gnomes to report.
At this point, a police spokesman told the newspaper "the question is whether they are stolen, as opposed to being gnomeless."
The Plymouth Herald's report on the whole situation is gloriously peppered with puns too: "gnomeland security," "gnomads," "gnome man's land."
(H/T: Boing Boing)
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