LPD: Lincoln home’s holiday decorations demolished overnight

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Around 4:30 this morning, Ring security footage caught what appears to be multiple suspects exiting an SUV and vandalizing Christmas decorations.

The vandalism occurred at 3731 S. 17th St., where the owner, 66-year-old Terry Selvage, reports about $1,000 in damages.

According to Lincoln Police, the surveillance video indicates that three to four juveniles used baseball bats to break decorations and the homeowner’s rear van window ($300 in damage).

Across the street, police say a suspect can be seen rummaging through a 2006 gray Ford Mustang. A Nintendo DS was reportedly stolen from the vehicle.

Selvage told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the suspects got out of the car and “started swinging” at his decorations.

“I’m shocked, I’m upset,” he said. “I want to see them get caught. Because it happened here, it’s going to happen other places.”

Selvage has been working on his decorations since Nov. 1, and had just finished the display a couple days before it was destroyed.

While devastated by the vandalism, Selvage says he won’t let it take away his holiday spirit. He plans to continue a neighborhood tradition by dressing as Santa Claus and greeting people who walk by.

Some young people stopped by at 4:18 this morning and took baseball bats to several if my Christmas decorations.

Posted by Terry Selvage on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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