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Vandals Target Reindeer Christmas Decorations

One decorative reindeer was stolen and two others were damaged in separate incidents over the weekend, according to police.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo
Vandals went after residents' Christmas reindeer decorations over the weekend in two separate incidents, according to police reports. 

A resident in the 19400 block of South Lisadell Drive reported stolen his $40 white Christmas reindeer that was displayed in his front yard Dec. 14, a Tinley Park police report stated. 

READ: Vandal Slices Through Strands of Outdoor Christmas Lights

That same day, A couple in the 16000 block of South 76th Street reported that the wires had been cut to two lighted reindeer that were in their front yard, a report stated.

Although neighbors didn't see anyone, footprints could be seen in the snow, leading from around the reindeer to the east side of the residence, and then going east on 161st Street, where they blended in with other foot traffic in the snow on the sidewalk, the report added. 

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Gym shoe December 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM
What they should do is break both of their arms when they catch these idiots. Lets see after that if they ever steal or break anything ever again!!
Amy Korduplewski December 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM
This happen to us last year and we caught 2 young teenagers trying to steal a blow up Christmas decoration. They dropped it and ran cause they got caught but put a big hole in it while trying to take it. Parents need to keep a better eye on Their kids it's a sad world we live in when you can't even enjoy decorating your yard for the holidays cause your worried someone will steal the decorations from your yard.
Paulie Gualtieri December 17, 2013 at 02:55 PM
On the second incident about the clipped wires, it is quite possible that it was the work of rabbits as they love the taste of electrical wires.
Roxanne December 17, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I thought the same thing regarding the wires. Several years ago we kept coming home to our lights being out on the evergreen. The wires looked cut. turned out squirrels were biting through the wires. Later in the spring I found the bulbs they stole buried in my garden area. So maybe it is not human vandals this time.

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