Updated: Tuesday, 04 Dec 2012, 5:56 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 04 Dec 2012, 2:54 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne family caught a vandal on surveillance jumping on their 10 feet tall blow-up Santa Monday night.
Catherine Dallas, 54, says she's crazy about Christmas. Her front yard is covered in blow-up holiday characters, lights, and other Christmas decorations. After vandals broke one of her favorite snow globes in 2011, she and her family installed surveillance cameras on the outside of her home.
On Monday night, she discovered her 10-foot tall blow-up Santa had deflated. When she looked back at the surveillance video, she discovered someone had jumped on top of it, ripping the bottom of the blow-up.
Dallas and her family said they filed a police report in response the vandalism. They don't know why someone would want to ruin decorations they said are mainly for nearby neighborhood kids.
Dallas has fixed the Santa by sewing it back together, but said she hopes police catch the suspect.