Grinch who stole amazing Christmas lights captured on video
Who is the Grinch who destroyed an elaborate Christmas light display in Monmouth County?
The annual display, with its own Facebook page, uses 68,000 lights to bring Christmas cheer to Timber Drive in Ocean Township. It takes Shane MacCary two weeks to put up, and is all pulled together by 64 channels of computer control.
"It is sad to say that we were vandalized last night around 2:30 in the morning (on Sunday). They took items and caused extensive damage," reads a post on the MacCary Christmas Facebook page. "Currently reviewing the security camera with police department looks to be 3 male subjects in a white or silver Lexus SUV. Police are working on a plate number."
MacCary is asking neighbors to keep an eye out for 15 decorations that he fears may be tossed in the garbage or along the side of the road. He is concerned that with the attention the vandalism has received, the vandals may panic and just want to quickly get rid of the display.
Ocean Township Police said a detective has been assigned to investigate the theft.
McCary, who has set up the display every year for the past 15 years, said a lot of the display is irreplaceable.
"I can't just go to the store and buy a lot of this stuff. It has been collected over years from family members and friends."
He estimates the value of what was stolen at about $1,000.
"I just want the display returned, and maybe an apology," McCary said.