While most of us enjoy the Holidays and our neighbors’ lawn decorations, some parents unfortunately have children that get their jollies through vandalism. These kids seem to only be interested in destruction of property with no consideration for others.
Some naïve persons may wonder did these kids have a bad childhood experience or are they just going through a phase, or even better it’s their parents fault – RIGHT!! I say BULL----!! These kids are punks, petty thieves, and vandals and eventually will get caught. It not for these crimes, it will be for something similar or more criminal.
You may have asked yourself why waste your time writing this diatribe. They never get caught! Maybe I’m an eternal optimist, but I do think someday justice will be served. KARMA.
Our Story: As always my wife and I put our decorations up the week of Thanksgiving. It takes us about five days, working many hours every day. Needless to say we enjoy it, many people stop as they drive by, many tell us how much they and their family appreciate and enjoy our efforts. Some children tell their parents they can’t wait to see all the lights, they really enjoy seeing Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, Goofy, Tigger, snowman, and especially Santa Claus with all of his reindeers throughout.
This is the good part of the story; the bad part is since our decorations have been displayed, our property has been vandalized three times. It occurred twice on Friday November 30th, once around 6 p.m. and again approximately the same night about 8:30 p.m.
Then again, last night the vandals destroyed several decorations and one reindeer is missing. This all occurred sometime after 8:30 p.m. It seems their actions are progressively becoming more destructive and blatant.
If anyone has any idea who these punks are, I sure would appreciate the information. I may not catch them destroying my property, but if I do money for the damages or community service will not resolve the crime.