January 27, 2023
Thieves use automobile to tear down, steal 12-foot skeleton ornament from NJ dwelling

An enormous vacation ornament and neighborhood mascot that stood outdoors a New Jersey dwelling was torn down and dragged away by thieves in a automobile.

The midnight theft was caught on digicam outdoors the Mount Ephraim of Shannon McKibban, who informed FOX 29 that she heard the 12-foot-tall skeleton being dragged down her avenue.

“We heard the cinder blocks on high of it form of flying off, the noise of it being dragged down avenue,” McKibban stated.

A neighbors’ automobile was additionally broken in the course of the heist and a few of their garden furnishings was additionally damaged.


“They drove up the garden and ripped out of our driveway,” McKibban stated. “One slip of the fuel peddle, they usually may’ve been into our home.”

The flowery skeleton was bought by McKibban and her husband for near $400 to have a good time Halloween and McKibban’s birthday. 

“Halloween is my birthday, all the time been my favourite vacation, we went massive that yr with adorning,” McKibban stated. 

The skeleton rapidly grew to become successful locally and neighbors inspired the McKibban’s stick with it all year long. 

Thieves use automobile to tear down, steal 12-foot skeleton ornament from NJ dwelling

Usually a Halloween ornament, Shannon McKibban makes use of it to have a good time all holidays.

“It was one thing that made individuals smile individuals drove by our home to have a look at it consistently,” McKibban stated. 

The Mount Ephraim Police Division on Thursday introduced an arrest within the skeleton theft, however didn’t report the wrongdoer’s title or age. 

Police credited the group with serving to monitor down the suspect, who has been charged with two counts of legal mischief and one depend of theft.

Police on Thursday returned elements of the ornament that had been discovered within the suspect’s trunk. 

“I want to see them must at the very least do group service,” McKibban stated. “I do not care if i get a refund or not i simply need them to be held answerable for being reckless.”