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Thief steals Star Shower decoration from Spokane yard

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A Star Shower decoration was stolen from this home's yard. A Star Shower decoration was stolen from this home's yard.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

One family in Spokane is dealing with their personal Grinch after finding that their Christmas decorations were missing. 

These Star Shower lights are popular.  Many stores around the area are sold out. They are not only a hot ticket item for home owners but for burglars as well.

Laura Leat had her Star Shower attached to an extension cord in her yard pointed at her house, just a few feet from her front door.  When she came out Tuesday morning, it was gone. 

"It looks like they hit a couple people on our street and that's really sad," says Leat. 

She bought the Star Shower this year because she, like many others, thought they looked cool.    

"You get so much satisfaction from just how it looks, and how people look at it," says Leat.  "Your neighbors love it, you love it."

Leat says she's frustrated that someone would just come along and take it.  "I'm really pretty angry about it."

She's especially upset after all the hard work that she, her husband and son put into decorating their house for the holidays.   

 "We were singing the Grinch song this morning on the way to school because we found it ironic that some disgusting, creepy creature comes lurking around peoples' neighborhoods and steals all of their stuff to ruin our holiday spirit."

 One thing is quite clear: We wouldn't touch this thief with a 39 and a half foot pole.   

Leat says there's a simple solution. She had been bringing the Star Shower inside so that it wouldn't be left out over night, but Monday night she forgot.   She recommends that anyone who has them bring them in at night so they aren't a target for thieves.

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