Multiple San Marcos homes hit by Christmas decoration vandals

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A San Marcos community endured a series of vandalism assaults on their Xmas decorations.

Neighbors in the San Elijo Hills neighborhood say a number of homes were hit, and the destruction was all caught on camera. Ring surveillance footage captured the vandals knocking about and ripping out Christmas decorations outdoors of various houses.

“It’s undoubtedly hard not to be angry when you are viewing this on digital camera,” home-owner Tony Lopez mentioned.

Lopez suggests his household was hit two nights back. His Ring digicam caught the vandals in the act. 

“You just see a bunch of young people becoming absolutely reckless and damaging for no clear explanation,” Lopez said.

Down the avenue from Lopez, Julie Mabie’s dwelling was also strike.

“It feels like an attack on Xmas and Grinch habits due to the fact once more this is all for the little ones and they’re just destroying Xmas for the little ones and that is in all probability what is most disheartening about it all,” Mabie stated.

Neighbors commenced sharing with each and every other video clips and screenshots from their Ring cameras of the assaults. 

“Why would you want to ruin Christmas? Christmas is about bringing pleasure and laughter and caring and bringing the local community jointly,” Mabie stated. “That’s why we devote the time carrying out this.”

Quite a few surveillance cameras captured what seems to be the identical team of youthful folks in a white car focusing on mainly Christmas inflatables. 

“We’re not going to stand up for that,” Mabie said. “We’re likely to occur jointly as a local community and make guaranteed you’re held accountable.”

Neighbors say they’ve submitted numerous reviews with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department hoping the surveillance videos can guide to an arrest. Even though the vandals may possibly be attempting to destroy the Christmas spirit, Lopez suggests they will not acquire.

“My sons were pretty dissatisfied,” Lopez explained. “One of them was like ‘We shouldn’t embellish anymore’ and I claimed ‘No, we simply cannot do that. Future yr, we’re going to go even bigger.”

Neighbors say about 15 homes ended up hit in the last 6 days. FOX 5 reached out to the Sheriff’s Division and has nevertheless to listen to again.