Grinch Tries To Steal Christmas By Vandalizing Decorations - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Grinch Tries To Steal Christmas By Vandalizing Decorations

Vandals tore Christmas lights off the house and damaged standing decorations in the yard. The Cafaro's estimate the damages are at least $1,000, but could be as high as $2,300. Vandals tore Christmas lights off the house and damaged standing decorations in the yard. The Cafaro's estimate the damages are at least $1,000, but could be as high as $2,300.

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

That's how several people who live in Otis Orchards feel after vandals damaged or destroyed thousands of dollars of Christmas decorations.

"When I came out with my daughter I saw the [inflatables] laying down and I came out and checked 'em," Ron Cafaro told KHQ's Kelsey Watts.

What's even more unnerving is that Ron and his wife, Barbara, believe it happened while they were home eating dinner around 6:00 p.m. Monday night. Whoever did it came right up to their house, walked through their back gate and used a knife to slash 13 of their inflatable decorations – including a pricey 20-foot snowman.

The vandals also tore Christmas lights off the house and damaged standing decorations in the yard. The Cafaro's estimate the damages are at least $1,000, but could be as high as $2,300.

Unfortunately, the Cafaro's were not the only ones affected. Four other homes on their street were also vandalized Monday night.

Barbara Cafaro said she wants to see whoever is responsible pay restitution.

"I just want to teach them a good lesson," Barbara added. "Where they have to pay for it - not the parents, it's not their fault – but these kids need to."

A report has been filed with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. If you have any information that can help, call police.

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