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Police seek vandals who damaged Christmas decorations

In another incident, a resident’s video shows young people tackling, punching inflatables on front lawn.

Young people vandalize inflatable Christmas decorations in front a home in South Farmingdale in this video obtained from a homeowner by News 12. Police in Suffolk are investigating similar incidents in West Babylon. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Suffolk police are investigating at least four occasions when homeowners’ front yard Christmas decorations were damaged or stolen since Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers said Friday.

A blowup Santa Claus was one of the decorations subjected to mischief, police said.

The houses are on Herzel Boulevard and Bedell Street in West Babylon, Meyers said in a statement.

Anyone who can help police find the culprits should call 800-220-8477.

A similar incident was captured on video by a homeowner in South Farmingdale, who shared the footage with News 12 Long Island.

In the video, a car stops in front of his home and four young people spring out and tackle and punch large inflated Christmas decorations.

The homeowner who caught that mischief on his home security camera opted not to pursue an investigation, Nassau police said.


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