Holiday Vandalism Hits Savannah

No snow is the least of Frosty's problems.
No snow is the least of Frosty's problems.

When Margie Clisbee came out of her house Friday night she knew something was wrong, but didn't know what it was at first.

"I walk around here," she explains. "And I find that it's been slit."

That's right: someone cut open her inflatable Frosty -- intentionally.

Unfortunately for the Clisbee family, the only witness to this Christmas crime is Santa Claus, or at least an inflatable version which escaped the attack unscathed.

After interrogating Jolly Old Saint Nick, the Clisbee's believe they have enough evidence to name a suspect.

"The Grinch," says Pam Clisbee without missing a beat.

Margie agrees: "He don't like Christmas, so he doesn't want nobody else to have Christmas."

"It really hurts to come out here and you've done all this work and someone comes and destroys it," laments Pam. "It's sad."

The Clisbees say they know whoever tried to ruin their Christmas once could come back and finish the job.

"I'm angry and mad and upset that they did it because it's expensive. But I'm not going to let it stop me from decorating," says Margie. "But just to be on the safe side I'm going to deflate them and wait until next year when I get a fence up."

Clisbee hopes to have Frosty fixed for next year, but isn't sure if she'll be able to help him or not.

She hasn't bothered to report the vandalism to the police, but has warned several of her neighbors.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com