Broken Dahlia

The same plant yesterday

I just don’t understand people. I got home from my dance class tonight to find a broken plant. The smaller one was untouched, but my large dahlia was broken off right at the dirt. It doesn’t look like an animal, the surrounding dirt is untouched. Would the children on the street really do such a thing? Last year one of my small pots was stolen, the (dying) marigold that was in it torn out, and left on the sidewalk. I just don’t get it.

Will the plant grow back? Or should I plant a new bulb? And will this just happen again? I’m really sad about this. It just isn’t right.