There's something unsettling about garden gnomes. Sure, they can be cute, but they never stop staring at you. Imagine waking up to find dozens of the little buggers standing in a phalanx on your front walkway, as if preparing to lay siege to your house.
Such is the situation which a woman in Devon, England faced recently when she awoke to discover 107 gnomes had appeared in her front yard overnight. The gnomes had been placed sometime between the hours of 9:30PM and 1:30AM, and gave Marcela Telehanicova quite a start.
Telehanicova reported the invasion to the local police department, because she worried they had been stolen, and that she would be an accessory to the theft. The officers contacted a local garden center, which verified that the gnomes had not been stolen from their property.
The provenance of the gnomes, as well as the identity of the gnome deployer, remains a mystery. (Or perhaps they simply walked there on their own volition?)