Letter to the Editor: Thieves steal Christmas in Lake Forest Park

Sunday, November 29, 2015

To the Editor:

My 12 year son decorated the outside of our home for Christmas all by himself this year. Imagine how disappointed he was to discover the three wreaths he’d hung from lights on our garage were stolen this afternoon while we were inside watching the Seahawks' game. Such a selfish act is wrong on so many levels. Along with the wreaths, the thief stole some of the joy and pride my son felt in decorating our home. What a Scrooge! Christmas is a time for giving, not taking.

By the way, this is the third time our wreaths have been stolen in about 10 years. We keep replacing them, in the hopes that such behavior is fairly uncommon. We have not wanted to wire them the house, as the lighting fixtures are fairly delicate and we don’t want them damaged if someone tugs too hard on a wreath. We live on a fairly busy Lake Forest Park street and our garage is only about 30 feet from the street and plainly visible. Someone had to be fairly brazen to steal the wreaths in bright daylight on a nice Sunday afternoon. Now, I’m left with the decision of whether to replace them again - and risk them being stolen - again.

Jennifer Austin
Lake Forest Park


E November 30, 2015 at 12:23 PM  

I think time for you to create go fund and get some spirit back. Fund new wreaths plus security camera. I know I am willing to donate and I am sure I am not alone. Kids need that spirit, actually we all do and showing that more care than not may help.

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