Lights Being Stolen
November 19, 2007 5:28pm CST
This year we decided to put some lights on two trees in front of our building for xmas. We have not have them lit yet..but thought we would string them. We have had almost all of them stolen by our neighbor's kid and his friends? We have talked to the father who is a single dad...but the kid is still doing it...with his friends. We talked to him too. So that does not seem to be working. The father has said he will pay for the lights...but that is not the issue. If we keep getting them stolen what is the sense in putting more up? What would you do in this case?
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19 Nov 07
I'd be mad enough to bgive those boys a harsh talking to and we both know what they'd tell me to do??? I'd then go to the police and that wouldn't do any good either. If the father had any common sense he'd make his son pay for the lights himself and make sure the other parents were aware of it. Being a single dad doesn't make a lick of difference to me because I raised my daughter as a single mom back in the 70's and she knew better. Oh don't get me wrong Perfect she is NOT, but I raised her to be responsible for her actions. Why should you be feeling not able to string lights? I for one really enjoy the lights and it's a big part of the holiday season for both young and old. That's just a darn shame. I'm sorry to hear this hun. Is there some way you can embarrass them? Maybe place a letter to the editor of your local paper???
19 Nov 07
Thanks for the response. I understand ...I feel the same way. My son is 15 and he would never do something like that..because he was taught better. I can't understand how he can let his son get away with that kind of behaviour...but then the father is always drinking and partying..so maybe he doesn't care either. I was thinking of maybe putting sign out front for them...like warning...stealing will not be tolerated...etc...I don't know at this point....it is so frustrating...
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20 Nov 07
Since it seems like the father can't control his son I would call the police to show them both that you mean business. It's not even the money that is the issue since the father seems so willing to pay for the lights. He can't let his son grow up thinking that his father can pay his way out of any trouble he gets into. That father has a real problem on his hands doesn't he?
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21 Nov 07
Oh I would sooooo set a booby trap up!!! The police aren't going to do anything unless you SEE them doing it and it don't sound like the dad is getting much accomplished. I would rub oil or shortening all over the string of lights or something nasty sticky and let them try and get them off the trees, lol. I'm sorry, I'm evil like that...I like to get EVEN! I'm sure if you thought about it long enough you could come up with something even better than that! Let us know! Happy Thanksgiving!