One Bulb Short Of A Full String: Thieves Steal Christmas Decorations, Display In Own Front Yard

Rebecca Miller


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grinch picYou're a mean one, Mr. Grinch, but not as heartless as these two. As reported by the Gazette, a married couple allegedly helped themselves to over $2000 worth Christmas displays, stolen from dozens of Colorado Springs families.

Jeremy Lewallan, 18, and his 42-year-old wife Carrie Lewallan were arrested around 5 p.m. on suspicion of felony theft after police found several stolen decorations at their southeast Colorado Springs home. The pilfered goods included inflatable characters and lighted figures at their home in southeast Colorado Springs. Police say they used the displays they swiped to decorate their own yard.

KKTV 11 News obtained the couple's arrest affidavit Tuesday.

In an attempt to be nominated the Griswold House of their block, this dynamic duo displayed the stolen goods openly in their front and back yards. According to the arrest papers, a neighbor who had his decorations stolen was driving around his neighborhood when he spotted a very familiar looking Christmas display in the suspects' front yard.

The arrest papers say that the couple admitted to stealing about $2,000 worth of decorations.When police asked Lewallan about stealing from families, he "chuckled" and said he didn't care about who he affected when he stole from others. Lewallan allegedly listed off the names of the streets he and his wife stole the decorations from.

Even Scrooge himself had a change of heart.

The couple faces felony theft charges. The stolen decorations have been returned to their rightful owners.

KMGH reported that a Colorado family left a note in their front yard to the thief who stole the family's inflatable Christmas decorations and the thief returned them.

The note said the following [pictured above]: "To the person who stole our Christmas decorations because our kids are very sad. Who would do something like this? Someone that does not know about Santa Claus."

The thief left the family a note on their lawn last night apologizing for, quote, "Being a bad person."

The family put their decorations back on display with a sign that reads, "Santa is back. Thank you!"

Read more about bad behavior around the country here. Meanwhile, enjoy this epic rap battle.


[Photo Credits: Christmas Specials Wiki, CSPD]