Rudolph stolen by mean-spirited Christmas Scrooge

The Argus: Rudolph stolen by mean-spirited Christmas Scrooge Rudolph stolen by mean-spirited Christmas Scrooge

Festive fools have left Dancer, Dasher, Dixon and Prancer heartbroken – by stealing their pal Rudolph.

A life-size wire and tinsel reindeer has been stolen from a Christmas tree plantation in Ardingly Road, Lindfield, near Haywards Heath – and it is the second time in as many years the farm has been targeted.

Last year thieves cut down a giant Christmas tree, leaving Liz Kidger and her family more blue than white at Christmas.

This year the family thought they had escaped the Grinch but their beloved family reindeer, nicknamed Rudolph, was pinched.

It comes just days after The Argus revealed Scrooges had stolen more than 100 Christmas trees from a farm in Laughton, near Lewes, and another un-festive fella had vandalised the tree in The Level, Brighton.

In the previous three years Jesus has been stolen from All Saints Church in Sidley, Bexhill.

Yobs even taunted the church choir during practice saying, “Where’s your baby Jesus?”

So far this year the church’s nativity seems to have escaped unscathed and Jesus, the wise men, Mary and Joseph remain in situ.

Free tree for life Mrs Kidger speaking to The Argus about AWOL Rudolph, said: “It happens every year – or something like this.

“Last year a 14ft decorated Christmas tree was stolen.

“Whether it the same person who took the tree that took the reindeer we don’t know.

“The tree was at the front of the lane, whereas the reindeer was half-way down.

“They just helped themselves.”

She is now offering a free Christmas tree for life for anyone who returns the reindeer or traces its whereabouts.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A life-size wire framed and tinsel decorated reindeer model was stolen from a farm, between 11am Monday, December 2, and the following day.

“The owners, who use it to advertise their Christmas tree business, have had it for several years.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who has any information about the theft or has seen the model discarded anywhere locally.

“Please call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 513 of 5/12.”

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8:39am Mon 16 Dec 13

Quiterie says...

Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal......

Dixon??? DIXON??????

When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers???

That's a shocker Anna.

As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup.
Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal...... Dixon??? DIXON?????? When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers??? That's a shocker Anna. As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup. Quiterie

8:56am Mon 16 Dec 13

Cave Johnson says...

Oh my god you really are beyond belief. How on Earth this paper gets away with this level of incompetence is beyond me. And what does 'Free tree for life Mrs Kidger' mean? Are you giving her a nickname?
Oh my god you really are beyond belief. How on Earth this paper gets away with this level of incompetence is beyond me. And what does 'Free tree for life Mrs Kidger' mean? Are you giving her a nickname? Cave Johnson

9:01am Mon 16 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

Quiterie wrote:
Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal......

Dixon??? DIXON??????

When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers???

That's a shocker Anna.

As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup.
He's the patron saint of cheap electrical goods.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal...... Dixon??? DIXON?????? When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers??? That's a shocker Anna. As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup.[/p][/quote]He's the patron saint of cheap electrical goods. Crystal Ball

9:20am Mon 16 Dec 13

Quiterie says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal......

Dixon??? DIXON??????

When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers???

That's a shocker Anna.

As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup.
He's the patron saint of cheap electrical goods.
Or perhaps he's from Dock Green and will swoop in to investigate these heinous crimes.........
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Anna Roberts?!?!?? ...shame on you petal...... Dixon??? DIXON?????? When has Dixon ever been one of Santa's reindeers??? That's a shocker Anna. As it's the season of goodwill I'll forgive you though buttercup.[/p][/quote]He's the patron saint of cheap electrical goods.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps he's from Dock Green and will swoop in to investigate these heinous crimes......... Quiterie

11:41am Mon 16 Dec 13

Cave Johnson says...

A child could name Santa's reindeer. An Argus reporter can't.
A child could name Santa's reindeer. An Argus reporter can't. Cave Johnson

9:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Tea&cake says...

Apart from the Dixon shocker, the animals in the photo are Pere David deer and not Reindeer. If the simple things are so easy to get wrong .....
Apart from the Dixon shocker, the animals in the photo are Pere David deer and not Reindeer. If the simple things are so easy to get wrong ..... Tea&cake

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