“He Stole a Piece of Christmas”

There's one holiday tradition Tami Madison would like to stop.

Every year since 2004, someone has swiped an item from her festive display on Orange Avenue.

It happened again last week.

Madison deflated her Santa's Reindeer Stable display before going to bed Thursday. On Friday morning, the stable was missing.

The theft was caught on a surveillance camera Madison installed in an effort to deter thieving Grinches. The video shows the thief cutting the tie-down straps and absconding with the stable -- a new item in her yard display.

"He stole a piece of Christmas from us," Madison said.

The 12-foot long inflatable display has been discontinued. The rare item now commands about $550.

A pair of neighbors brought Madison $100 after hearing about the theft. She plans to use the cash as reward money.

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