NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie’s “Old Man” from a New York store’s annual tribute to “A Christmas Story”?
The owner of the Yankee Spirits liquor store in North Tonawanda says his annual window display honoring the holiday classic includes memorabilia from the 1983 film, including several versions of the now-iconic leg lamp.
The store’s surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses walking into the store and glancing around before he grabs a large leg lamp and leaves.
Store owner Gary Brennan tells Buffalo’s WIVB-TV even his customers are angry about the theft.
In the movie, Ralphie’s father wins a prize that turns out to be a garish lamp in the shape of a woman’s leg in a fishnet stocking. Ralphie’s mother “accidentally” breaks it, leaving the Old Man heartbroken.