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Halloween Decorations Stolen From L.I. Yard

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Jim Esposito's yard in Shoreham. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Jim Esposito’s yard in Shoreham. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

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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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