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Uncool trick: Halloween slasher hits Arbor Hills home

halloween-slasherAn Arbor Hills residents got a nasty trick, no treat, this Halloween when her front yard inflatables were vandalized early Thursday morning. She is shown cleaning up her destroyed decorations accumulated over the past 20 years.


The Arbor Hills home of Joan Anderson was vandalized around 3 a.m. Thursday morning, October 27th when someone slashed four of her Halloween-themed yard decorations. The perpetrator has yet to be apprehended but did approximately $500 in damage to the home’s decorations - which have been accumulated over 20 years and are put up each year for the enjoyment of neighborhood kids.

    A photo of Anderson’s home with the Halloween decorations was featured in last week’s Progress.
    A Frankenstein playing the organ, pumpkin head man, a witch and a flying dragon were all slashed and the flying dragon’s motor was stomped to pieces. “It’s so sad because Joan went all the way to Stone Mountain to purchase that one,” a friend helping with clean-up said. “Joan just loves Halloween and Christmas and always puts out these decorations for  the kids to enjoy. It’s just so sad.”
    Jasper City Police are investigating the crime but have no solid leads at this point. Anyone with information about the vandal is asked to contact the Jasper City Police at 706-692-9110.