6-Foot Toy Soldier Stolen From NJ Christmas Display Returned - NBC New York

6-Foot Toy Soldier Stolen From NJ Christmas Display Returned



    Thief Caught on Camera Stealing Giant Toy Soldier

    A thief was caught on camera stealing a 6-foot toy soldier from a Christmas display in Morristown, New Jersey. But soon after, he was returned, albeit with a dislocated arm. Pat Battle reports.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2018)

    A six-foot-tall toy soldier stolen from a New Jersey town's Christmas display has been turned in, officials say. 

    The figurine taken from the Morristown Christmas Festival display on Dec. 9 was returned to its rightful place Friday afternoon after the person who took it turned it in to police in Bergen County.

    Surveillance video from Morristown Green shows a man smoking a cigarette and looking around nervously before prying the statue from its base and walking off with it under his arm. 

    "The Grinch is certainly stealing the holiday spirit this year,” Mayor Timothy Dougherty said in a statement before the figure was taken. “And he’s dressed in a flannel shirt instead of a Santa costume."

    It's not clear if the thief will face charges in the case. 

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