WATCH: Thief caught stealing Halloween decorations in Independence

Posted at 10:24 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 23:24:01-04

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — For years, one Independence woman has been transforming her yard into a grand Halloween display – complete with talking witches, moving brooms, flashing lights and smoke.

But this Halloween, Dana says some of her most memorable decorations disappeared.

Her pumpkins, gourds and lights fell victim to a thief who struck in the middle of the night.




"I looked around and thought 'oh my gosh'," said Dana. "She was just shopping and acting like not a care in the world.

Her home surveillance cameras captured the thief moving on and off her porch, grabbing decorations and bringing them to a parked car.

While she won't let it spook her Halloween, Dana has a message to the thief — beware.

"They really need to be careful in this area because everyone takes care of each other, you need to watch because that's dangerous," said Dana.