October 1, 2009

Man admits putting razors in bushes

A Florida man has admitted placing razor blades in his bushes because people had been tampering with the plants, police said.

Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies said Gary Mitchell, 47, admitted placing the blades in the branches of the bushes he planted along the front sidewalk of his rental home in Sarasota, WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, Fla., reported Thursday.

I did it because they were stripping my shrubs. I wanted to hear a squeal or something from who was doing it, Mitchell said.

Mitchell faces a culpable negligence charge.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said the case has been sent to the state attorney's office.