No idea! Wait a minute, a brazen thief steals a 14-foot Halloween skeleton from his front lawn in Texas in broad daylight
- Footage from a neighbor’s ring doorbell camera captured the moment the thief drove to an Austin home around 4:45 p.m. and stole a 14-foot skeleton
- The what appeared to be a female thief could be seen removing the base before shoving the lanky Halloween decorations into the back of her SUV
- Neighbors are now offering a $50 reward for information on the skeleton’s whereabouts
A brazen thief has been caught on camera stealing a 14-foot skeleton from a Texas front yard in broad daylight.
Footage from a neighbor’s ring camera captured the moment the thief drove up to the victims’ Austin home in a white SUV around 4:45 p.m. Saturday before dismantling the skeleton and placing it in their trunk.
The apparently female thief with red hair was seen in the surveillance footage getting out of her SUV and lifting the trunk.
She appears to be taking stock of the lanky Halloween decorations, tugging lightly on the skeleton’s legs before removing its base.
The woman then tips the giant skeleton over and tries to shove it into her trunk.
Afterward, FOX News reports, the woman decided it would be easier to pull the bones apart than pushed them into her vehicle and drove away.
Surveillance footage showed the moment a brazen thief pulled up at an Austin home on Saturday night and stole the resident’s 14-foot skeleton
The what appeared to be a female thief was seen taking stock of the lanky Halloween decorations before removing her pedestal
She was then seen trying to slide the giant decoration into the trunk of her SUV
Grazia Ruskin, the president of the community’s Home Owners Association, said the neighborhood was shocked that the theft took place while so many people were outside.
The neighborhood, which is on a private road, has not seen similar thefts since a series of car break-ins three or four years ago, Ruskin told KXAN.
After that, she said, the community upgraded its neighborhood lighting and urged residents to use surveillance cameras as a deterrent.
Ruskin said the victim was a single mother who was ill at the time, and her neighbors are now offering a $50 reward for information on the skeleton’s whereabouts.
“It’s just a Halloween decoration,” she told the news channel. “But someone invaded our space and they took it [her] property, and that’s not okay with me.’
Neighbor Grazia Ruskin said the skeleton belonged to a single mother who was ill at the time
Ruskin is now hoping that the $50 reward will hopefully encourage whoever stole the decoration to return the piece.
“The person who took that, maybe that $50, would go a long way in clearing their conscience and pointing us in the right direction,” she said.
“If someone fights to the point where their desperation causes them to steal a Halloween decoration… we would team up, you don’t have to steal from us.”
Meanwhile, neighbors are hoping other Austin residents can identify the body thief from the video, in which she appears to be driving a third-generation Denali manufactured between 2007 and 2014.
Other noticeable features include possible damage to the driver’s side front bumper; a black or chrome roof rack; a black antenna on the roof above the driver’s seat; and possibly missing license plates.
Anyone with information on the missing skeleton is asked to contact the neighborhood at [email protected]