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Neighbors concerned after vandals destroy Halloween decorations

People living on Huffman Boulevard said many homes on the streets had pumpkins smashed in the street and decorations cut and thrown across the yard.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 8:30 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 11:47 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne police are looking for people responsible for vandalizing Halloween decorations.

People living on Huffman Boulevard said many homes on the streets had pumpkins smashed in the street and decorations cut and thrown across the yard.

"There wasn't much to salvage," said Emily Capps. "They were all smashed out there. One was sitting on top of my chair that was carved into, it had a nasty word written into it."

But she said that wasn't the worst park.

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"You go to sleep at night thinking you're safe and no big deal and you wake up and right where your son sleeps, someone's been trampling over there," Capps said.

She wasn't alone. Her neighbor across the street was also cleaning up a mess.

"What's the deal, why are we going down just this street and this area. It's bothersome," said Capps.

She added she's disarming the vandals with a smile.

"They thought they cut everything but I was able to salvage one strand of lights," she said.

Capps says even with the vandals this year, she plans to continue to decorate her yard for the holidays.

"If you've got kids, you enjoy doing that with them, spend time with them, it's fun," she said.

If you know anything about the vandalism, call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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