Imagine looking out at your front yard one day and realizing your lawn is missing. That's just what happened to Denise Thompson:
It was where her four children and two dogs played, and where she drank coffee on sunny mornings. Then someone stole it. They didn't even leave a note. Thompson and her children went away to visit her husband one morning. They returned to their Kilkenny neighborhood home. The family entered through the back door and everything seemed fine. Then Thompson opened the blinds on the large picture window in the front room. Oh my God, she thought, where is my grass?
She went outside to the swath of ugly, brown dirt that had replaced her lawn. She thought there might be a note to explain an accident, like when someone dings your car in the mall parking lot. There were no clues. Thompson canvassed neighbors and several reported a white truck and trailer parked at her house. No one thought it was suspicious. Just another landscaping job.
And believe it or not, that's not even the weirdest theft story on this list!