Humbug: Holiday Lights Being Cut

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TWINSBURG-- Police are looking for the person or persons responsible for turning out the holiday lights permanently in Twinsburg.

Last week, two homes in Brighton Village got “Grinched” by someone.

After spending money and many hours decorating their homes outside, they woke up to find the cords to their Christmas lights cut.

“It’s very disrespectful,” said Melissa Smicklevich.

Melissa lives in Twinsburg and says her family always hangs many lights. She said, “I love decorations and it ruins Christmas Spirit with people going around doing that.”

Police don’t have much to go on, but witnesses saw an older, dark-colored Chevy Blazer near the homes when the lights were cut.

Neighbors call it cold hearted, and say there’s no good reason for doing damage like that, and scaring homeowners around the holidays.

"I would cry. I’d be like what the heck,” said Carlisa Scott. “If it’s a joke please stop. It’s not funny.”

If caught, the suspect faces criminal damaging charges.

If anyone has information they are asked to call the Twinsburg Police Department.

Homeowners are being encouraged to keep a close eye on their own holiday decorations.

“It’s just real inconsiderate really. It’s Christmas time, supposed to be time of good spirits. I don’t know why someone would do something like that,“ said Bryan Sims.

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