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Stolen Christmas decorations prompt homeowner to shame thief with yard display

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 2:43 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Texas homeowner who was upset about his holiday decorations being stolen on Christmas Eve decided to get even by starring the thief in his new yard display.

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Ken Lamkin told KENS5 that a man was caught on his home surveillance camera stealing a fog machine and a 16-foot inflatable from his yard during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. Lamkin decided to create a new yard display, this one featuring the thief as the Grinch. He enlarged four images of the suspect which he displayed prominently in his yard with a sign that read, "The Christmas Thief" and "Grinch." Lamkin also set up a projector in his front yard that plays the theft footage.

Lamkin hopes the Grinch-themed display will not only shame the thief, but let him know that the theft didn't ruin the family’s Christmas, KENS5 reported.