Man makes amends for stealing flowers in 1958
No matter how much digging investigators did, the crime remained open until a thief turned himself in and returned the fruits of his theft.
In this case, the crime was stealing two hydrangeas in May 1958 from Centennial Park in Nashville.
The thief, 72-year-old Bill Teitleff of Joy, Kentucky, returned plants from the root system of the purloined flowers to the park on Thursday.
Teitliff told WSMV-TV in Nashville he took the flowering plant because he didn't have enough money at the time to buy a Mother's Day gift for his mother.
At the time of the theft, Teitleff was 18 years old and just married.
Eventually, Teitleff decided he didn't like how it felt.
Published May 14 2012