By: Lauren Fabrizi
A Lincoln couple says a thief stole a wooden coffin from their porch, and now they're asking the community for help in locating the decoration.
Dixie Blalock and her husband have loved celebrating Halloween for years. They said there's nothing they enjoy more than seeing children leave their porch with a smile on their face.
"We enjoy passing out the candy and having the decorations for them," Blalock said. "It's just a fun night."
But Tuesday, a thief put a damper on the holiday for the couple. Blalock said the wooden coffin, handcrafted by her husband 15 years ago, was stolen from her porch, along with another decoration.
"It was just a shock to have them come that close to my front door and pick up something," Blalock said. "How safe are you?"
Police have filed a report.
Blalock said her husband is dealing with some health issues, and they're asking the community to be on the look out for the coffin in hopes that the sentimental decoration will be returned to their family.
Blalock said she's thankful the rest of her decorations weren't stolen. But now, she said the theft makes her question whether she'll put up her decorations again for future holidays.
"You wonder like, come Christmas, should I put it out or just leave my stuff inside?" Blalock said.
If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 475–3600.