$15,000 Worth of Christmas Lights Stolen

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:04 PM EDT
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$15,000 Worth of Christmas Lights Stolen

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When the Grinch stole a Christmas tree in the Dr. Seuss classic, he claimed it was to repair a damaged bulb. But whoever stole holiday decorations from a southwest suburban home last week will need a better excuse.

The Will County Sheriff’s office reports that about $15,000 worth of Christmas decorations were stolen on Nov. 30 from a shed behind a home in the 10000 block of West Stuenkel Road in the unincorporated Green Garden area south of Frankfort.

Among the missing items were a 15-piece Nativity scene, 45 lighted plastic “Nutcracker” figures, 10 lighted plastic penguins and 10 lighted plastic snowmen, according to the police report.

The Scrooge (or Scrooges) also took 25 strings of multicolored LED chaser lights, 75 strings of regular lights, five 150-foot extension cords and 50 100-foot extension cords, officials said. The total loss was estimated at $15,000.

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