Dude, where?s her snowman?
By LEIGH PRITCHARD
STANDING at just one metre high, Lola Watkins' snowman was no match for thieves who jumped a fence at her home in Queen Street, Grafton, and stole the Christmas light.
The snowman was wearing a black top hat with holly in the rim, a red scarf, and was carrying a Christmas wreath. Mrs Watkins said she heard a noise last Thursday at around 9.45pm, but 'thought nothing of it'. She woke in the morning to find the snowman, which sat two metres from her front door, missing.
Mrs Watkins said it was 'bloody awful'.
"I am just hurt that somebody would do that," she said. "It is not very Christian."
She said the snowman had sentimental value as it was a gift from her daughters six years ago. It will also cost $199 to replace.
For the past seven years Mrs Watkins has taken part in the Christmas light-up competition. She said she did it mainly for her grandchildren.
"I get great pleasure out of it and the kids get pleasure out of it," Mrs Watkins said.
Grafton Police were notified of the theft, but Mrs Watkins said she was not hopeful of getting the snowman back.
"It has learnt me a lesson, I will get dog chains and lock my Christmas lights together," Mrs Watkins said.
"Don't leave anything laying around unless it is padlocked down."