Christmas grinch steals holiday display from senior couple
By Glynn Brothen
The box from Brenda Leblanc's display.
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December 19, 2014 - 5:03 PM
KAMLOOPS - Brenda Leblanc and her family will celebrate Christmas this year without their favourite holiday decoration because someone stole their inflatable snow globe from their front yard in Brock Estates last Sunday.
“It was one of a kind,” Leblanc says. “We’ve never seen another one like it.”
The six-foot tall inflatable display has Santa, Frosty and a Christmas tree standing in a snow globe surrounded by lit up snowflakes. Leblanc's neighbour also had reindeer decorations stolen from his house.
Leblanc and her husband are planning to host 16 family members for Christmas – the first time a group this large has come together since 1988. To get their house to look its best for company, Leblanc’s husband - who’s sick with cancer - took it upon himself to decorate the house.
“As sick as my husband is, it took him two weeks to do the lights and the tree and put up the snow globe,” LeBlanc says.
The globe was pegged into the ground and held up with two knotted nylon ropes. But when the couple woke up on Monday morning, they saw the pegs were ripped out of the ground. The ropes were cut.
“It really upset my husband,” LeBlanc says. “We’re seniors on a fixed income. We were devastated.”
The two have since gone driving around town to see if they can spot the globe in someone else’s yard. Leblanc has also filed a police report.
Anyone who has information on the missing globe can call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
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