My mother always had a wonderful garden and when she lived in Orange County she had a side yard visible and accessible to the street and sidewalk. She had several plantings there but it didn't get a full day of sun so she had to really search to find plants that would thrive.
She found some lovely false aralia but mysteriously as soon as she planted it the entire plant seemed thinner each day until it disappeared completely ...three different times! We thought maybe a gopher but no...it was human! Kind of a coincidence that false aralia looks similar to this plant...
Marijuana! We only hope whoever was smoking it was wondering a little why it wasn't potent enough! Sometimes crime doesn't pay (but it sure can be funny!)