Our local paper carried the following letter to the editor:
"Some people really know how to ruin a Christmas. Each year my husband and I go out and buy Christmas decorations for our yard. We enjoy doing this for our grandchildren but then some losers come along and steal them.
"Whoever you are, you are very disgusting to come to my house and take my stuff that we work so hard to get. I assume your probably can't afford to buy your own or you think its [sic] easier just to steal. This isn't the first time it has happened and it probably won't be the last. Next time you might not be so lucky."
Why? Are you planning to shoot them? How very Christian of you.