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Police: Man offers advice, then takes weed trimmer

Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:38 p.m. CST

A man who tried explaining the proper way to cut grass to two landscapers then made off with one of their weed trimmers Tuesday, April 3, according to Morris police.

Officers spoke with Seth Bonic and Bruno Rentauska, employees of Trotter Landscaping, about the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Morris Police Department.

Bonic and Rentauska told police they were cutting grass at the old Sponge Cushion in the 1000 block of Armstrong Street, Morris, when a male approached Bonic and started to talk to him about the proper way to cut grass. The male told Bonic he used to be an employee of David Trotter, owner of Trotter Landscaping.

Bonic told the man he needed to get back to work and continued to cut grass.

Bonic and Rentauska had been working away from the truck and trailer, which was parked down the street, when Bonic observed the suspect get into the trailer and take a weed trimmer.

Both witnesses observed this and the male suspect waved and drove off in a blue Ford Focus with no hubcaps.

Bonic described the suspect as a white male in his early to mid 20s. He had long blond hair, thin, about 5'9" to 5'10" inches tall. He had tattoos on his forearms.

Both Bonic and Rentauska said they have seen the man in town before.

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