Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Cops: Santa deflated, Christmas tips stolen

Scrooge McGrinches continued their bah humbuggery reign in Delaware County this week by taking the steam out of Santa and stealing tip money from garbage men, according to police

Cops: Santa deflated, Christmas tips stolen

This Santa ornament is relieved that he hasn´t been victimized by Delco miscreants.
This Santa ornament is relieved that he hasn't been victimized by Delco miscreants.

Scrooge McGrinches continued their bah humbuggery reign in Delaware County this week by taking the steam out of Santa and stealing tip money from garbage men, according to police.

Some time overnight Sunday into Monday, a Heat Miser cut the electrical cord to a blow-up Santa doll a 41-year-old Concord Township resident had on his front lawn, according to state police. The total damages to the deflated Kris Kringle were $100 or 13.79 maids-a-milking.

In Middletown Township, state police are looking for the rotten thief or thieves responsible for picking through trash cans and stealing the Christmas tip money left for garbage men.

On Tuesday, state police stopped a suspicious dark red Dodge Ram on Ridley Creek Drive in Middletown that fit the description of the car involved in the garbage can thefts, according to a news release.

While the driver, Timothy Coulter, 32, of Brookhaven, was not implicated in the garbage can tip thefts, a police search of his vehicle did turn up drugs and he was charged with possessing controlled substances, according to police.

Merry Christmas.

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