Neighbors along Katie Court in Temecula are upset after it was discovered that a holiday scrooge stole a beloved Christmas decoration right out of a front yard there.
“My neighbors … had a very unique inflatable Santa helicopter stolen from their front yard,” reported Christopher Howard, who asked that Patch help spread the word about the illegal and unholiday-like act.
The large decoration was pilfered sometime Tuesday night in the 44300 block of Katie Court, said Howard, who described the item as being a blow-up helicopter with blades that spin and a Santa in the cockpit.
“The whole copter lights up,” Howard explained.
“My children love walking by this house every night to admire my neighbor’s great holiday display,” he added, saying that the home won an award this year for its festive décor. “What a Grinch to steal this helicopter. My wife talked to the homeowners and their two young children are heart broken.”
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.