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Grinch steals N.C. Wesleyan holiday decorations

Posted December 9, 2009

— A grinch hit the North Carolina Wesleyan College campus early Tuesday, stealing dozens of holiday decorations, police said.

According to campus security, someone removed 27 inflatable Christmas yard decorations from the campus at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The decorations were valued at $3,200 total, police said.

There was no word on possible suspects in the theft.


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  • dohicky Dec 9, 2009

    The people that did this probably have a record a mile long. When are our courts going to keep these guys off the street. Sooner or later they will kill someone. They have no respect for themselves nor others. They do not value life unless it is there own. They are everywhere and anyone that understands this are very careful when they go out in any Eastern NC town.

  • jkca Dec 9, 2009

    I used to live in RMT and I'm so glad we decided to move away 3 years ago. It's gone downhill fast.

  • stateman Dec 9, 2009

    Once again RMT at it's finest. I grew up and lived in RMT until little over a year ago. Best move I ever made. And council wonders why no businesses are coming to RMT. Wake up!

  • BucksandPackFan Dec 9, 2009

    Rocky Mount has changed so much over the last ten years and none if it has been positive. I too have lived in RM most of my life and am counting the days until my retirement when my husband and I can move. Our city council is a joke, our police chief not much better than Barney Fife and forget feeling safe in your own home much less being out and about. I am no longer proud to call RM my home and am embarrassed at the behaviors of our residents and city leaders. It is pathetic and the individual who stole these decorations is so typical of the people who call RM home - no class and no fear of being brought to justice

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Dec 9, 2009

    Where was NC Wesleyan's security while this theft was taking place. NC Wesleyan isn't that big to begin with.

  • raggy831 Dec 9, 2009

    I also grew up in Rocky Mount, it was a great town for years! But like many others it has gone to the gangs. I went to Wesleyan Monday to see the decortions and thougth they looked better there than in the yard. The family that puts these up has a very sick family member and that is why they were not put up at their home. I hope that they will be found.

  • thought Dec 9, 2009

    Are there any security cameras to catch this? What happend to community watches? I know it is at night, but we (every neighborhood) needs to fight back against this stuff. We need to toughen laws to make these prankster go to boot camp - if they know they will have to pay - they may think twice. But we turn our heads- let government say we can't hurt their feelings or violate their rights- I'm just sick of this - We need to take back our sense of security and our rights to have a great decorated Christmas!!!!!
    ok, I'll step off the soap box now.

  • mrsmom Dec 9, 2009

    How in the world can someone steal 27 inflatables without being seen? TWENTY SEVEN! Some were complex, too with moving parts, etc. I don't generally believe in karma, but I hope it exists for the sake of those who did this.

  • dontlookback Dec 9, 2009

    "There is nothing sacred in Rocky Mount any more. I have lived in the surrounding area of Rocky Mount all of my life and I have watched this city go from a fine outstanding city to what is now considered the undeotorized armpit of eastern North Carolina (in other words it stinks)."

    It is true that RM has some problems - what city doesn't? And thanks to the almost daily negative publicity that it receives from certain media over insignificant things, a very unfair negative image has been created. There are alot of good people in RM, and alot of history, as well. But when all people ever read or hear are the bad things, they think thats all there is in RM. I can think of alot of other towns in NC that I consider the "armpit of Eastern NC", but I, for one, am glad to call Rocky Mount HOME.

  • life is good Dec 9, 2009

    For those of you that don't know the story: The decorations and blow ups were used on the campus this year because the family who usually displays them couldn't put them up this year. It was a huge attraction and a drop off point for kids toys. SHAME, SHAME on you for stealing these. I hope the people who stole them don't ever need help from our community because they don't deserve it.