Sunday, December 28, 2014

Arizona Couple Accused of Stealing Neighbors' Christmas Decorations & Using Those Stolen Ornaments on their Own Yard

Ready for one more Christmas story? A couple was arrested in Tucson, AZ, after being accused to stealing Christmas decorations from other homes in their neighborhood and then using those stolen decorations to decorate their own home:
Jeremy Lewallen is 18 years old, his wife Carrie (Lewallen) is 42... They were busted after a neighbor was driving around the neighborhood and recognized the decorations on their house as ones that had been stolen from his home. He called police.

When police searched the home, they found stolen lawn ornaments and Christmas decorations all over the place. Police say the couple admitted they'd stolen about $2,000 worth of decorations.

Police also say Lewallen claimed he didn't care he'd stolen from other people. Carley claims her husband acted alone. She told police in an affidavit  "I guess he still thinks it's a game. He doesn't seem to care really one way or another. ... I asked him, and he was like, 'Well, this is my job.' And I'm like, 'Taking from unassuming people is your job?'"
Among the items reported stolen by the Lewallens are a "white wire reindeer, Mickey Mouse in a Santa costume, a 5½-foot inflatable Olaf from the movie 'Frozen,' a 9-foot Grinch in a Santa suit, a 3-foot Minnie Mouse sporting a white polka dot dress and a candy cane, two penguins in a wire-and-fabric hot air balloon and two dalmatians - one in a firetruck and one in a Santa hat."

This isn't the first time that Lewallen has been accused of crimes like this. Earlier this year, he spent time in jail for stealing Halloween decorations.

Both husband and wife have been charged with theft.

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