Metropolis Daily News: Bizarre Crime Leaves Authorities Puzzled
A perplexing crime took place last night in the neon-drenched residential neighborhood of Quantum Heights. Residents awoke to find that every single holographic plant within a three-block radius had been replaced with bizarre, glitched-out versions.
Witnesses reported seeing a group of individuals dressed as oversized garden gnomes with glowing LED eyes roaming the area late at night. These gnome-like perpetrators apparently managed to hack into the holographic systems and alter the plant projections without triggering any security alarms, leaving behind only distorted, flickering images of the once-pristine holographic greenery.
The Metropolis Cyber Security Division is baffled by the bizarre nature of the crime and its seemingly harmless nature. While no one was injured during the incident, the residents of Quantum Heights are demanding answers and a swift resolution.
One concerned resident, Ms. Betty Botson, a cyborg pensioner, was overheard saying, "I've been telling everyone for years that it's the aliens. Who else would want our holographic plants? This is clearly their way of testing our defenses before they come for us next!"
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information about the peculiar plant-hackers to come forward. Meanwhile, Quantum Heights residents remain on high alert, safeguarding their remaining holographic greenery and questioning the motives behind this strange cyberpunk crime.