SANFORD, Fla. (WESH) – A Florida neighborhood is looking a little less festive because of some people who stole decorations.
One of the thefts was caught on camera. A reporter from our NBC affiliate in Orlando, WESH, spoke with one of the victims.
The last three years, a box has represented a special gift during the holiday season.
“My son Cody here loves dinosaurs, so we thought it was a perfect thing to put up,” victim Brandyn Kregel said.
This year, the nearly 8-foot tall dinosaur from their front yard in Sanford, is extinct.
The family said the dinosaur was stolen on the third day they had it up..
Sanford police said there are at least four cases of stolen holiday decorations.
The Kregel’s decorations disappeared some time Monday morning.
The Hall family, who lives three blocks away, had their decorations stolen around the same time.
Surveillance video from the Hall home shows someone taking the decorations out of the front yard.
A local business donated larger versions of the stolen Christmas figures to help rejuvenate the spirit of Christmas.
“All we want back is the dinosaur and our Christmas decorations, that’s all. To have everyone else get their decorations back, too,” Brandyn Kregel said.
“Christmas is a happy holiday and not for taking. It’s for giving,” Cody Kregel said.