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Winnipeg woman chases brazen Christmas decoration thief

Winnipeg woman warns others of Christmas decoration thief
WATCH: Winnipeg woman warns others of Christmas decoration thief

A Winnipeg woman is warning others about a Grinch who stole her Christmas decorations.

Home surveillance video from Diane MacDonald’s home shows a Mickey and Minnie Mouse blow up display being swiped from her Tyndall Park home.

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“I started going after the fellow that took them and he had them just under his arm. I’m screaming at the top of my lungs — ‘what are you doing? why are you doing this? Please leave my things’ and he just kept on going,” she said.

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“It was just anger — I was just frustrated because I worked to be able to purchase these things and I’m just putting them out.”

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MacDonald says she followed him in her car but he disappeared through her neighbours’ backyards.

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MacDonald says the thief came back to her home two weeks later to take more decorations.

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“It’s very frustrating and I’m just putting this up mostly for my granddaughter who’s three years old and the love of my life and I just want a safe neighbourhood,” she said.

“I’m not going to let this fellow ruin my Christmas.”

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MacDonald says she made a police report and was told there would be more officers in the area but she has yet to notice a rise in patrols.