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Thieves take full driveway from Florida home
小偷偷走佛羅里達住宅的整條車道

Overgrown trees and shrubs line the driveway to a foreclosed home in Cape Coral, Florida on Dec. 15 last year.
這張去年十二月十五日攝於佛羅里達州開普科勒爾的照片,是門前道路佈滿未經修剪樹叢的一間被查封的房屋。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

Detectives have made an appeal for witnesses after a complete driveway was stolen from a house in Florida.

The alert was issued after the 28m2 entrance was taken from the home in Reddick, 130km northwest of Orlando.

According to the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper, a woman told sheriff’s deputy Michelle Wright that she left her house at about 7:30am.

When she returned home at 6pm she felt a large “bump” as she turned off the main road.

The paper said, “She got out of her vehicle and noticed that the concrete pavers used to make the driveway were missing.”

The area of Reddick consists of farms used for thoroughbred horses.

The newspaper added, “A witness told the deputy about seeing two men digging up the pavers,” but “said the activity didn’t seem suspicious because the victim had workers constructing a barn on the property.”

(Liberty Times)

在佛羅里達州一棟住宅的車道整個被人偷走後,警探已呼籲目擊者出面協助調查。

協查通告是在這條二十八平方公尺的入口,被從位於奧蘭多西北方一百三十公里處的雷迪克的這棟住宅拿走後所發布。

根據《奧卡拉星旗報》,一名婦女告訴該郡員警蜜雪兒.萊特,她在早上約七時三十分離家。

但當她晚間六時返家時,一從主車道轉到自家車道,就發現有一大坨「隆起物」。

該報說:「她說她下車後發現,原本應該是車道的混凝土鋪路材料不見了。」

雷迪克地區是由幾棟供純種馬使用的農場組成。

該報還說:「一名證人告訴員警,看到兩名男子將鋪路材料挖起來。」

「但此舉並未令人起疑,因為受害屋主曾請工人在其產業上蓋穀倉。」

(自由時報/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. appeal n.

呼籲;請求 (hu1 yu4; qing3 qiu2)

例: She made an appeal to her professor not to fail her.

(她請求教授別當掉她。)

2. turn off v. phr.

轉彎;轉出 (zhuan3 wan1; zhuan3 chu1)

例: Turn off the highway at the first exit. a

(在第一個出口下高速公路。)

3. consist of v. phr.

由…組成 (you2…zu3 cheng2)

例: The group consists of freshmen and sophomores.

(這個團體由大一生與大二生組成。)


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