Burglar Who Decorated Family's House for Christmas Shouldn't Be Charged

house decorated for christmasYou'd have to be crazy to want a burglar to visit your house -- unless, of course, that burglar is a certain Terry Trent from Vandalia, Ohio. According to reports, Trent allegedly broke into a family's home, decorated the house with Christmas decorations, then plopped down on the couch to watch some TV -- which I totally understand because, hey, putting up Christmas decorations can be exhausting! In fact, it's one of my most dreaded holiday chores, so I'm absolutely serious when I say: Can this guy come to my house before the holidays?

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An 11-year-old child who lived in the house found the stranger on the couch and called 911. Trent is now being charged with burglary and held in a county lockup -- which, if you ask me, is the exact opposite of the Christmas spirit. Those cops sound like real Scrooges!

Apparently, Trent has a history of drug charges and allegedly was high on bath salts when he broke into this particular house, but I think those police are just being Grinch-y. It's pretty clear what Trent was really up to: He was filled with joyful Christmas spirit and wanted to spread good will and yuletide cheer to his neighbors. That family should be so lucky that such a charitable burglar would pay them a visit -- he's practically a real-life Santa Claus! -- not to mention the fact they got some free decorating out of the deal.

If Trent is guilty of any crime, it's celebrating Christmas way too early. But I think we can overlook that detail and appreciate him for being so considerate and generous.

Do you wish someone would put up your holiday decorations this year?

 

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