Early Sunday morning, the security camera at Charyl Miranda’s home captured a person destroying the Christmas lawn decorations at her Saskatoon home.
Miranda says she and her husband have collected their Christmas lawn decorations over the past few years and put them up at the start of the year to brighten up the neighborhood.
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The video shows the person coming through the fence around 6 a.m. and jumping on three explosive Christmas decorations before running to a nearby vehicle and speeding off.
“He jumped like a trampoline,” said Miranda. “Especially on big Santa Claus.”
Now the owners are devastated – they say their three biggest decorations have been completely shattered into pieces.
“It’s so sad and frustrating,” Miranda said. “It’s not about the money, it’s the hard work you do. Every morning my husband comes here just to fix everything, and then all of a sudden, in a minute, they’re destroyed.
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“We installed these decorations in (November),” she continued. “My husband built this just for the kids who come here every morning to my daycare so that they (can) see it.
They contacted Saskatoon Police for help, but were told the home security footage was not clear enough.
Global News has contacted the Saskatoon Police Department about this, but has not received a response at the time of this article’s publication.
“This is the first time (this has happened),” Miranda said. “And (it’s a) good thing that we have a camera but (I’m) sad to say we can’t see the guy’s face and the driver’s license number.”
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Now Miranda has to see if the neighbors can help identify the person (s) who did this.
“We hope they can recognize who he is – and his friends – and teach them a lesson,” she said Tuesday.
They are not asking for compensation, she adds. They would just like some answers to the incident and prevent the same from happening to someone else this holiday season.
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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Saskatoon Police.
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