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VegasLee

Vandal Got Us Last Night

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Seems some people just don't have the Christmas spirit again this year.

We put up the Wrought Iron fence, installed the Security Cameras and they still want to mess with things.

This young man felt the need to rip up on our Express Carousel, one of our favorite Inflatables.

We did get him on video though and Santa really wants to have a talk with him.

We will not let him get us down though. We will repair the Inflatable. HO HO HO!

Smile, you are on Santa Cam!

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You should contact your local news stations with that video and see if they can get more exposure to catch him.

Edited by Uncle Al

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Good idea to post it on your web site. I might even place it on the home page for a few days. The detail is good enough that somebody is going to know him.

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Lee, as much as it sucks (and please don't take this comment in the wrong way), I'm glad it happened to you!

Now let me explain: I have read your responses to others on the board, and have visited your website a few times, and every time people talk about vandals and such, you always have a positive word of encouragement. Your outlook is to always come back bigger and better (I know this from reading about your encounter with vandals in 2010). You don't let the negative Nellies affect you and get you down and I love that. The reason I say I'm glad it happened to you is because I know you can roll with the punches, you can repair the inflatable, and you will be stronger for it in the end, and will not let it drag down your Christmas spirit! I'm afraid if it would have happened to a majority of other Christmas enthusiasts, it would have really gotten them down, and possibly made them want to take down their display or not do one in the coming years.

Also, one thing I would like to point out after watching the video, it appears that during the vandal's first attempt, the inflatable actually won! He had to come back after realizing it wasn't deflating!

I'm sorry this happened, and I hope he gets caught! Good luck with the repair!

Edited by NarJar

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We have been out in the yard the last three hours sewing that one back up. 11 holes and tore out 2 feet of a seam. It is just about finished. Laura's fingers are cold and tired. This is going to cost me a nice dinner. :P

Funny part is the local officer in our are stopped when he saw us working on it. He asked what happened and for a copy of the video. Now it is in the hands of the local police. They are busy here in Vegas so we don't expect much but it was nice of them to take the video and keep an eye on things.

No, they will not beat us. Each time we repair, replace and keep on going. This has never been about those few that try to ruin it for others. This is about the 1000's that will see it and enjoy it.

We have the NightOwl 8 camera system. It does alright. Not great over 20 feet but it did it's job this time. Good enough to I.D. this guy with.

NaRjAR, You are correct, never let the negative get in the way of loving life.

Thank you all for your support.

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Hi Lee, well you caught the culprit on video, and if i was you am sure one of the channels would love to do a story for you, i will be bringing the girls down for a visit one night over the weekend before christmas,so they can see your display. I am going to get my musicial lor section set up over the next 2 days, the wind that came in last wednesday done a number on some of my icilies already which i have to fix first on the static display.

keep the neighbourhood smiling,

martin

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Agreed, contact every news station and ask them to run a story with the video about the incident. Chances are, he'll brag about it to his "Friends" and they'll give him up.

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Hey martin,

Yep, those winds killed us here also. Had to take the 20 footers down for a few days. More wind and storms are coming this week so think the big ones are going to stay down for another week.

We will be serving free candy canes and hot chocolate on December 22 & 23 so come on by then if you can.

We are not normally home on Saturday or Sunday nights so any other night would be great.

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This just sucks, we've never had a problem with vandals till this year, I ordered a 20' inflateable snowman last year and just got him about 3 weeks ago, put him up day before thanksgiving, but didn't turn on till thanksgiving, then next night someone slashed him, spent 3 1/2 hours that night sewing him up just to prove that they wouldn't ruin christmas spirit, took everything I had not to take everything down, no whave a bunch of cameras plus put a sign in front yard describing the 2 boys and car they were seen driving away in and pleading with everyone to please have a heart and leave all of displays alone

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well if i was santa he may have one of 2 things in his butt if you could guess. sorry to see that man. stinks that happens after putting all the time and work in it. as guys said bigger and better and no doubt put him on news and give a good shot of his face he is sure to see it.

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