Kettering PD shows family “true meaning” of Christmas

Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 4:01 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 4:01 PM

Within five hours, a Kettering family saw their Christmas whisked away and then restored by morning.

Coming home from a family party on Christmas Eve, the family from the 500 block of Carrlands Drive found their home burglarized and their presents missing.

They called the police, who documented the incident and left.

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Police came back five hours later with loads of wrapped presents for the family.

In the time between, the officers had gone shopping at a Walgreens. They started with $300 of their own, but while they were shopping other customers started pitching in.

The family told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley the gesture showed them the “true meaning of Christmas.” She’ll have the full report at 11 p.m.