On November 20, 2010, Patrolman Richard Hernandez Jr. responded to the 800 block of Locust Street on a report of theft. Upon arrival he was met by the caller, who stated that from their second floor kitchen window they observed a male party pacing back and forth in front of their house. They also observed a second male standing across the street speaking on a cell phone.
The resident then exited the residence, and observed the males fleeing westbound on West Sumner Avenue with the holiday lawn decoration.
The actors are described as two Hispanic males wearing jeans, sneakers, and a dark colored hooded sweatshirt both in their late teens/early twenties between 5’6”- 6’0” weighing approximately 160 lbs. The resident also stated that two other inflatable lawn ornaments had been deflated but not damaged.
The lawn ornament is described as a six foot tall steel Christmas tree with multi-color lights and a star on top. Approximate value is $100.00. The tree was recovered the following day discarded on a lawn on the 100 block of West Roselle Avenue. It did not appear to have been damaged.