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Man destroys potted plants at Kroger store

A man with an apparent disdain for potted plants was cited for trespassing on Monday, July 12, after allegedly breaking several of them at a Birmingham Kroger.


Officers were dispatched about 1:13 a.m. to Kroger, 700 E. Maple, for the report of a man taking items from the store. Officers said the man, 54, from Lapeer, was near the entry holding a potted plant. When asked to stop, he started running, then stopped near the parking lot and threw the plant on the ground.


Police said 10 to 15 plants around the parking lot had been destroyed, and others had been moved. Kroger management told police the man had done similar activities in the past and is no longer allowed on the property.


Police said the man had taken an employee’s name tag and apron, apparently found in a vehicle.


The man was arrested and issued a ticket for trespassing.

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