Someone Ripped up all the White Roses in First Park Last Week
Some miscreant visited First Park multiple times last week and allegedly ripped up the beautiful bed of roses that bloomed here for some seven years. Always a photogenic sight, yet no more. An upset reader sent us the following dispatch regarding the “White Rose Massacre of 2017.”
Apparently last Tuesday some maniac came into the park and started ripping out the amazing white roses that run the length of [First Park and First Street Green]. The cops took him away, let him go, and he came back and ripped out more. The cops took him away again and this time he did not return.
None of the homeless people or dog people who hang in the park recognized him. There’s an artist who carves wood there most days and he said the guy was out of his mind insane.
It’s so sad, the roses were nearly 7 years old and really big.