9OYS Crime Watch
'Humbug Bandits' swiping extension cords from light displays
Reporter: Maggie Vespa
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Call them the "humbug bandits." They're making Christmas cheer grow dimmer by the minute in one neighborhood near River & Oracle.
That's where residents say evil elves are out in the dark of night swiping extension cords from their outdoor displays.
All we have to say is, what a grinch!
Sarah Pierce knew it was the season to give, even receive, but thieve?
"I had tons and tons of white lights, spinners, snowflakes, and this giant inflatable penguin," she said. "And so they took about three heavy duty extension cords and took off with them."
Now her lights, ornaments and penguin sit dark and deflated in her living room, this as her next door neighbors sit untouched.
"(What went through your head? That is such a strange crime.) Who would do something like that? Really. It's Christmas time. Why?"
Wednesday Pierce's only outdoor decoration is this homemade sign, condemning the Scrooge, or "scum bag", to quote her sign.
"Yeah, Grinch, Scrooge. Whoever is really just trying to destroy the Christmas spirit. It's pointless," she said.
Pierce says its the third time in 8 months outdoor decor has been swiped from her front yard.