Roundup: Landscapers alert family that house on fire

Updated Feb 24, 2016
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 A landscaping crew that was out working at 7 a.m. on Monday in Meridianville, Alabama, noticed a nearby house had caught fire.

The workers were able to wake the family of five by banging on the door. All got out safely.

According to, a number of fire departments arrived on the scene, including Huntsville, Hazel Green, Moores Mill and Toney. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Workers discover man ransacking office

Two early bird landscapers were suspicious when they found a company truck running as they arrived at work – and even more so when they discovered a man crawling out of one of the building’s windows.

The man coming through the window told the workers his partner was armed and still inside. The landscapers backed off and the intruder left Oakridge Landscaping in a Volvo SUV, according to Staff Sgt. Rob Hersics.

The landscapers called the police and a K9 unit searched the property. No second person was found.

“Indicators are that he acted alone,” Hersics told

The office was ransacked, but the owner of the company will have to do a thorough inventory to see if anything was actually taken.

Landscaper shot in the arm after being robbed

A Houston landscaper had his truck hijacked on Monday. He was loading up his trailer after finishing at a home when the robber jumped in the truck and drove off.

When the landscaper chased after the truck, the thief shot him in the arm.

Witness Theresa Miller called the police. The injured landscaper was taken to the hospital. Although shaken, he was walking around, according to Miller.

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