CAUGHT ON CAM: Suspects steal, damage Christmas decorations from outside of Medina buildings

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 6:31 PM EST

MEDINA, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are looking for the suspects responsible for stealing and damaging Christmas decorations from outside of buildings in Medina early Thursday morning.

Doorbell cameras were rolling and caught the group in the act.

Source: Medina Police Department/Facebook

The thefts occurred between 12:15 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Oak Street and properties in the 100 block of West Liberty Street and the 300 block of Lafayette Road, according to a department Facebook post.

During the early morning of Thanksgiving these individuals stole and damaged numerous lawn ornaments. Please contact...

Posted by Medina Police Department (Ohio) on Friday, November 25, 2022

Various people commented on the department’s post saying the quintet owned up to causing the damages, blaming it on “a night of fun.” Medina police have not confirmed the validity of the comments.

Bryce Dial, a homeowner on Oak Street, told 19 News it should be noted the five individuals took responsibility for their actions.

“I think that’s admirable,” Dial said. “We all kind of do stupid stuff in the heat of the moment. To come back the next day and say ‘I made a mistake,’ I think that’s a good thing to do.

“It definitely doesn’t excuse your actions, but we all make mistakes,” he added.

Police told 19 News the damage was “minimal,” but they are still investigating the incident.

Anyone with additional information has been asked to call the Medina Police Department.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.