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Schenectady couple disheartened by theft of decorations

Josh Haber, of Crane St. at Houlton St. in Schenectady, fills in areas where his halloween decorations were stolen this week.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Josh Haber, of Crane St. at Houlton St. in Schenectady, fills in areas where his halloween decorations were stolen this week.
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Up until sometime Monday night, Rotten Jack stood sentry in Josh and Patty Haber’s yard at the corner of Crane Street and Houlton Avenue. The spooky-looking, pumpkin-headed scarecrow, which was more than 7 feet tall, was handmade by the couple to delight neighborhood kids. It was a focal point of their extensive outdoor Halloween display. Tuesday morning, the Habers woke to find Jack missing. Along with him, five tombstones made from foam insulation sheets had ...


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nadajooksing
October 30, 2013
3:17 p.m.

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This happened to my wife and I at Christmas a couple of years ago. Each year up until that point, we set up a handful of large vintage Christmas display items in our Central State yard. My wife, who - perhaps - is too emotionally dependent upon "the holiday spirit" was heartbroken, breaking down in tears. I posted photos of the items on the facebook pages of several Schenectady neighborhoods, and shockingly, the next morning everything was dumped in a pile in our front yard (not without some damage, unfortunately). Sadly, we now keep our holiday spirit inside the house.

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