Thieves Take "Baby Jesus," Decorations From Somerset Neighborhood

Steve and Susan Mucci's three children could not believe their "baby Jesus" doll was missing from their nativity scene one day after school last week.

“I was furious. Really mad,” says 13 year old Coreena Mucci of seeing the plastic doll missing from their front yard nativity set.

Someone stole the baby Jesus, but they didn't stop there. Christmas lights were ripped from another house and police say many others in the Somerset neighborhood complained of similar decorations stolen. But Coreena says the loss of “baby Jesus” was especially hard to take.

“Who would stoop down so low. Just to steal that? I would have felt a whole lot better if it was something else,” she said.

Even Pulaski County Attorney Bill Thompson was a victim. In fact the family says Thompson was the one who returned the baby Jesus to them Tuesday night.

“I went into my room and said, thank you Lord, thank you Lord!!” exclaimed 6 year old Hannah Mucci.

Police were able to recover everything stolen and warrants are being drawn up for the arrests of those responsible. Police aren't commenting on a motive only to say it was “just silly mischief.”

But the Mucci's say they have used the incident to teach their children that Christmas should not be about material things...and

“Well not to steal really, because stealing is really, really bad,” declared 8 year old Sarah Mucci.

And as for those police say committed the crimes?

“I hope the person or the people who stole the baby Jesus hear about the true meaning of Christmas,” said Coreena.

Police say the suspects will be charged with receiving stolen property.


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  • by Tamara Taylor Location: KY on Dec 27, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    I fill so sorry for you. And We Hope You Had A Good Christmas.
  • by comedian Location: somewhere on Dec 27, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    has anyone ever thought that this person may have found religion, lol.
  • by Earl Location: Lancaster on Dec 26, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    They should be shot..... or worse
  • by Lindsey on Dec 25, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    Wow, Jon, very insightful. Now if only that was relevant. Nice generalization, glad you know what you're talking about.
  • by Sam Location: South Commonwealth on Dec 24, 2008 at 06:09 PM
    Jesus is a very important religious figure to Christians. If it had been a Koran stolen from a Muslim religious display, the perps would be charged with a hate crime. Has our society come to the point of double-standard complacency? Just silly mischief? I think it goes much deeper than that. It's an attack on someones religious beliefs and traditions. It should be prosecuted as such. That will teach a lesson more than just "receiving stolen property".
  • by Jon Location: Ky on Dec 24, 2008 at 04:55 PM
    People on drugs is who would stoop that low.

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