Is There a Grinch On the Loose?
Criminal mischief seeks to sink Christmas joy.
Could there be a Grinch on the loose in Haddonfield?
Borough police reported four incidents of Christmas light cords being snipped, three at one home.
A resident in the 200 block of Lincoln Ave. reported Christmas-light cords had been cut three times last week. On Nov. 27, lights attached to a bush in the front yard were cut overnight. Then it occurred again on Nov. 27 and Dec. 1.
Three separate light strands were cut and the damage was estimated at $150.
But that wasn't the only victim.
A resident in the 200 block of Hawthorne Ave. reported on Nov. 28 that a Christmas-light cord was cut overnight in the front yard.
And, there's even a sign the Grinch got started early.
A resident in the 400 block of Belmont Ave. reported the tail feathers, wings and Pilgrim's hat of a Thanksgiving turkey display on the front porch was vandalized on Nov. 20.
There was no reported vandalism of this sort last year. But a 7-foot menorah was stolen then from in front of the library.