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Thieves Steal Baby Jesus From Manger at City Hall

Did you notice the Baby Jesus was missing?

For the third year in a row, thieves plucked the Baby Jesus from his manger, along with a couple animals that watch over him outside Peabody City Hall, and made off with the nativity figurines.

Tim Barry of the Knights of Columbus, which installs the creche each year in front of City Hall, told the Daily Item of Lynn that the nativity pieces first went missing the weekend before Christmas.

Barry said he called police on Christmas Eve and was informed that officers found the entire display tipped over a few days earlier.

Barry told the Item he had actually hid the figurine underneath burlap and hay in the manger this year in an attempt to trick would-be kidnappers and then attached a string to it all that could be pulled from outside the plexiglass.

He said the Knights have spent about $200 each year to replace the stolen figurines and are considering just ending 15 years of tradition and not put the display up again next year.

Ray DePaula January 04, 2013 at 05:45 PM
They must have no idea what Jesus has to do with Christmas. Or they just have no soul. I know people like that, thankfully they are Out of my life. Right on Debbie.
Rick Remieres January 04, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I'm not a religious person, BUT, why the heck would someone want to steal a baby Jesus? It's really a disgusting and demented thing to do. I would love to be the one to find out who is doing it. They should be charged with a discrimination charge. I believe it is religion discrimination. I'd make them pay for all the years it was stolen, and add triple costs for being discriminatory. BTW, It has nothing to do with Obama.
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Its a shame, Boy Scout Troop 88 built that manger for the KofC, our charter organization, personally, I would be disappointed if that is put away for good because of some disrespectful individuals. Once again, a few ruin it for the majority.
Lisa Caron January 05, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Jesus was not a conservative.
Fed Up January 05, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Lisa, Correct, and He did not have to give food stamps to his followers.

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