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Thieves Steal Christmas Lights During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

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Police have taken multiple calls after thieves reportedly stole Christmas lights over the weekend. Police have taken multiple calls after thieves reportedly stole Christmas lights over the weekend.

Police have taken multiple calls after thieves reportedly stole Christmas lights over the weekend.

Neil Cagle put a holiday light projector in front of his business All-American Roofing in Bethany.

But his display only lasted about four days, before his surveillance cameras caught a group of grinches.

“It takes them about 15 seconds to run in, unplug the timer, grab the cords, wad them up, grab the devices that project the screens and then they’re gone,” he told News 9.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Norman resident Greg Putchaven had the same idea with putting up lights.

He said his children and grandchildren were over.

“I ran them out here in the yard and I turned them on and all the kids ‘ooed' and 'awwed,'” he explained.

But the next morning, he said his laser light projectors were gone.

“To steal someone’s Christmas lights is just unreal to me,” Putchaven said.

He told police what happened and then took matters into his own hands with a message.

“I just want to wish them a Merry Christmas,” he told News 9.

He made a sign with some spray paint and beadboard and put it on the back of his truck.

“I want people in the neighborhood to know that we got somebody who is low enough to steal Christmas lights. I wouldn’t leave anything out now,” Putchaven said.

He also hopes it'll reach those responsible, because he said even grinches' hearts can grow.

Both Putchaven and Cagle plan to put up more Christmas lights. Cagle said he will also install new surveillance cameras.

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