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Halloween Decorations Stolen From L.I. Yard

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The owners of a Long Island home made a shocking discovery last Wednesday morning after waking up.

Elaine Starling walked out into the yard to find $1,500 worth of Halloween decorations missing and damaged pumpkins strewn across the yard.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The Shoreham home has been elaborately decorated for the past several years.

“It breaks your heart,” Starling told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera. “There’s people that come from the neighborhood that bring their grandkids who come once a year to visit.”

Starling said skulls, ghouls, 100 pound pumpkins and mannequins dressed up in costumes and masks were among the decorations that were apparently stolen.

The home’s biggest attraction, a “dark angel,”  is also gone.

“All we want is our stuff back so that we can continue to put it up like we do every year,” Starling said.

Starling and her fiance, Jim Esposito, aren’t letting the crime ruin their wedding plans. The couple is still planning to get married at their home at the stroke of midnight on Halloween.

“It’s a little discouraging, a little sad,” said Starling. “But it’s not going to set us back.”

Police said the items were stolen between midnight and 6:30 a.m. No arrests have been made.

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  • Prankenstein's Monster

    Hallowe’en season = pranks. You have to expect to happen, especially when you put on an extravagant di$play.

    • dorkstranger

      Theft is not a prank. Neither is property damage. Pranks can be good without being cruel or taking away from someone else’s hard work.

  • Cliff

    Fuct up. It’d be nice to see those who have gone to visit their home donate $5 each. Might make up most of their losses…plus those who donate might feel like part of the decorations of the yard is theirs.

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