Steve Ewing, 35, may be involved in drugs but he has a unique concept of a drive-by shooting. Reportedly unhappy with a neighbor in a dispute over drug money, Ewing loaded a squirt gun with poison and drove by killing his neighbor’s plants. It was a scene that left horticulturists in shock and horror at the garden carnage and lingering smell of Roundup weed killer.
Ewing was also allegedly found with balloons filled with weed killer. He picked May and July to do the garden drive-by — the very peak of the growing season. What is missing is a letter with letters cut from the newspaper saying “Pay Up or the Petunias Get It.” Or at least a poetic note:
Harry, Harry, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Herbicide and Surflan,
And dead flowers all in a row.
Ewing was charged with criminal mischief.