Our first tenants ever were this old man and his mother. Super nice guy who said he just takes care of mom and just low key people. Sounded perfect! First odd request we got was like a week before they were to move in they asked if it would be okay to store some of their potted plants on the front patio, we obliged. Next day we go by the house and there is literally 20-30 potted plants there, just figured it was odd and thought nothing else about it.
About a week into their lease we get a call from the landscapers saying the police had just run them off the property and something was going down. We get over to the rental and this 90 year old lady is very upset and says the police took her son and she doesn’t know why. We help her get into contact with family to come over from another state to help this woman.
Well, after speaking with detectives we find out the truth. They’ve been going to every single Home Depot, Frys Marketplace, etc. and stealing tons of items. All those potted plants were just taken from the front of Home Depots and Frys! Ended up being this whole theft ring and they’d stolen like $130k worth of goods and had it in our rental and storage facilities!