And then, in an absolutely astonishing feat of instant and ironic karmic retribution, she trips forward – and face plants straight into the driveway’s hard concrete surface. It’s a slapstick scene straight out of a silent film, and one that’s caught in every frame of its hilarity on the Barretts’ CCTV cameras. What’s more, it’s topped off by how visibly embarrassed the woman is as she hurries back to her car, empty-handed.
Unfortunately, when she tripped, the woman did indeed drop the plant, causing the pot to smash over the driveway. But while the Barretts’ property may well have been damaged by the mystery woman, they could at least laugh at the stupidity of her attempt to steal their plant.