Police: Squirrel blamed for vandalizing Christmas lights
Photo: Sea Girt Police Department/Twitter
SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) - It was a squirrel that nearly stole Christmas in a New Jersey town.
Sea Girt officials were puzzled when wires to the town's Christmas tree and display were found torn last week. Workers repaired the damage so the tree could be lit on Friday.
Police kept watch over the display and on Saturday posted a photo on Facebook of the culprit - a squirrel.
Police said the squirrel was "charged with criminal mischief and released on bail."
***Press Release*** The SGPD is proud to report that the case of our broken holiday lights???? has been solved. We are happy that no human acted as a grinch in this incident. The squirrel ??was" charged "with criminal mischief & released on bail @ReporterJim@brian4NY@ABC7NYpic.twitter.com/DCWvNIriMv