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Spokane family adds alleged thief to Halloween display

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One local family is fighting back against the real ghouls and goblins this Halloween. They are using a real life creepy experience to only add to their display.

"We're kind of going a little over the top," they said.

Patty Garegnani and her family know how to do Halloween.

"It's kind of addicting," Patty said.

Every year, they add to their spooky collection.

"This was our new one," she said showing a decoration. "He was our little splurge."

But if they thought they were the only fans of the new addition, they were dead wrong.

"The first night, that's when the guy came and tried to steal," Patty said. "It was like 3:30 in the morning."

Patty saw a stranger on her security cameras on her porch. That same night she said part of her decorations went missing.

"It was freaky," she said. "You can see him look at the camera and then turn away."

She replaced what she believes he stole and in the end, says the theft made her display the creepiest yet. They added signs with his picture saying "beware."

"For a hot second, I thought I don't want to do this anymore if people are going to steal my stuff, but, the signs work," she said. "We can still have fun and not worry about people trying to steal our happiness at Halloween."

The family also filed a report with Spokane Police.

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