Opinion

Can we at least have the extension cords back?

I am writing this letter as a resident of Candy Cane Lane located in Cranbrook. On Sunday December 1st I started out on my morning walk with my dogs and as I rounded the corner of my house something appeared out of order, the display of Christmas decorations that we put out annually was decidedly smaller, in fact there was a quantity of items gone from our yard. As I looked around the cul-de-sac I noticed that many of my neighbors were also missing things or even worse, the decorations in their yards had been  destroyed. I am deeply saddened by this act of idiocy. The residents of Candy Cane Lane and in fact our entire community invest a lot of themselves to try to bring smiles by decorating our homes and properties to celebrate the season. To the curly haired driver and his unseen accomplice in the little dark colored truck piled high with stolen decorations I hope you had fun destroying peoples hard work and creativity because after all that is what the decorations were all about, bringing joy and having fun.

The police were called while this was happening at 3:30 a.m. and when they called to my neighbor approximately an hour later, after they had heard the description the vehicle and driver they informed him the vehicle was “known” to them and they had been “watching” it throughout the evening?.  I understand that this crime of vandalism/theft does not rank very high on the police priority but I think it should rank very high as a community priority, we need to let individuals who do these types of things be aware that we will not accept this revolting behavior and we will do all within our power to educate, inform and support that this is not acceptable  and consequences for actions actually do exist.

Please if anyone has information regarding this despicable act contact your police.

I would also like to let everyone know that Candy Cane Lane is alive and well, the lights are on albeit a little dimmer and the spirit of the season continues to thrive in our little cul-de-sac.

 

~Mark & Trish Wagner

 

P.S. Please can we at least have our extension cords back!!!

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