NYT After Chevy Chase Flower-Theft Story
Chevy Chase residents on the neighborhood listserv have been playing detective over the past weeks, trying to nail down whoever’s stealing flowers from their flowerbeds. Does the culprit sell to area florists, or to independent vendors, or the guys who come into restaurants when you’re on a date? All of these possibilities have been discussed at length, but no one has been caught.
That could change now that the New York Times is on it. A resident posted this email from Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer on the listserv yesterday:
I am a reporter based in DC for the New York Times. Someone showed me an item on the Listserv detailing a spate of alleged flower stealing incidents around the Chevy Chase area. I was interested in hearing from people who had their flowers stolen for a possible story.
I cringe to think about what angle Steinhauer could be working here that would turn a hyperlocal flowerbed theft story into a Times article, but who knows.