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12/23/06

Police Blotters Full of Holiday Crimes

Criminals apparently don't take the holiday off.

And as a result, Frosty the Snowman, baby Jesus and even the Grinch have been victims of seasonal crimes.

In Ohio, a 12-foot inflatable Frosty the Snowman was stabbed by two teenagers using screwdrivers, while kidnappers in Chicago made off with 32 plastic baby Jesus dolls from nativity scenes set up in people's front yards.

And thieves in Michigan have stolen plastic reindeer, several wreaths and an inflatable Grinch.

A float driver in a South Carolina Christmas parade was arrested and charge with D-W-I after he ran a red light and led police on a three-mile chase. Nineteen people were on the float when it happened.

And in the same state, a motorcycle-riding Santa tried to kidnap an eight-year-old girl. He was later arrested.

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