A very disturbing act of a woman who has been heartless for stealing flowers and other keepsakes from a dead grandmother’s grave has been caught on camera.
Marg Allerston-Medeiros posted the footage on Facebook after she caught the woman with a hidden camera taking remembrances from the grave of her 86-year-old mother Alma Allerston.
Mrs. Almaston died on Easter Sunday and was buried at a cemetery in London, Ontario in Canada.
Since then Marg and her family have been decorating her grave with fresh flowers and personal tributes. However, a yet unidentified woman has been routinely ripping flowers from the ground and steals precious keepsakes the family has been offering.
That leaded Marg an idea to set up a hidden video camera near the grave in order to catch the culprit. Her decision went success, with the footage captured on Wednesday showing a blonde woman ripping out the flowers and putting them into a box before rushing away.
Speaking to AM980.ca, Marg said:
As of June 1st, we started planting flowers. If you notice from the picture in the video, the green grasses always get left, and the flowers always get taken and ripped right from the ground, which I have to tell you does leave a big hole when you show up to water those new flowers and they’re gone. It’s happened probably ten or twelve times now.
On several occasions she said the stolen mementos and flowers were found disposed in a nearby rubbish bin. The attacks left Marg heartbroken and said that she has no idea why someone would be targeting her mother’s grave.
The grieving process has been hell, obviously. Everyone loved her, you know, she was the kind of lady that took you under her wing. I don’t get it. Now, my husband and I, and sister, we’re not in there [the grave plot] now, but we will be in that plot one day, so our names are there, so I don’t know if it’s a personal attack on one of us three. I just don’t know at this point.
Unfortunately, the footage did not fully-captured the woman’s face, so police have been unable to track her down.
Marg has requested that anyone with information on the person responsible should contact the police or send her a private message on Facebook page.