Posted:Wed 9:forty seven PM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: Thu 3:04 AM, Dec 06, 2018
FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) –It nearly plays out like the scene from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
“I fabricate not know why anyone would settle on a crazy, miniature tree,” said Well-known Dianna Morales of the Salvation Army of Hancock County.
Early Sunday morning Findlay police express two men walked into the Tiffin Avenue Walmart and stole a Salvation Army “Angel Tree.”
“I fabricate not know if it became once a prank or if they genuinely indispensable a tree–they would possibly be able to deserve to occupy asked, however what fabricate ya’ fabricate?,” said Morales.
The six-foot extensive tree held special tags with the names of formative years in need and the items they hope to salvage on Christmas Day. Morales says heaps of the embellishes both went with the tree or fell off in the heist.
“We fabricate not know what tags can occupy disappeared or ended up trampled on in the automobile parking build of abode or blew away or whatever,” said Morales. “So we fabricate not know which children had been not on the tree.”
To invent matters worse Morales says her crew will now likely be forced to present generic items to households with out the tags.
“We obedient must occupy in with what we have,” said Morales. “So they would possibly per chance well moreover not salvage the teach query that they would possibly per chance well moreover occupy.”
Because the Salvation Army scrambles to invent definite Christmas goes upright for the bigger than 300 households in need, Findlay police strive and be aware down the crooks with security footage.
“They each whisk away collectively, whisk to a petite white car, and so that they load up the tree from there,” said Lt. Ryan Doe with Findlay Police.
Doe says or not it is unclear at this point why the boys snatched the tree, however hopes the public can support ID them.
“With the Christmas season upon us it is miles a in point of fact unhappy explain,” said Doe.
Within the duration in-between, Salvation Army leaders hope the supreme tags turn up to permit them to invent Christmas energetic for children who would in any other case fabricate with out.
“Whenever you occupy any of the tags, please obedient notify them support so as that we know,” said Morales.
Whenever you occupy knowledge on the stolen “Angel Tree” you would be asked to name Findlay Police or Hancock County Crime Stoppers.
Whenever that you just would possibly rob to donate items to households in need you would possibly per chance maybe drop these off at the Salvation Army on Heart Avenue in Findlay.