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‘It’s kind of worrying’: Kirkland ‘Grinch’ clips Christmas lights on local street

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Thu, Dec 20: Residents on Marcel-Meloche in Kirkland have a mystery on their hands. Over the last couple of weeks, someone has been snipping the wires on their Christmas lights. As Global's Billy Shields explains, one homeowner caught the holiday Grinch on camera – Dec 20, 2018

Michael Regina remembered getting a call from his wife that his home’s Christmas lights had been vandalized.

In disbelief, he analyzed the doorbell camera he installed in the summer to find she was right.

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“It’s maybe somebody who doesn’t like Christmas, maybe somebody who doesn’t like us. I’m not exactly sure,” he said. “My wife and I were definitely surprised and a little bit shocked, too.”

He isn’t alone. Other residents on Marcel-Meloche Street, where he lives, reported the same thing had happened to them.

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“It’s kind of worrying,” said Simon Romero, who lives on the street. “We don’t know when [the person] came [or] why he is doing this. What does he want?”

Police wouldn’t comment on the situation and Kirkland mayor Michel Gibson was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile, Regina said he either will try to repair the lights or buy and install new ones before Christmas.

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