WEATHERFORD – Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a woman who took a baby Jesus figurine and manger yard decorations from a nativity Christmas scene.
The theft reportedly occurred in the 100 block of Miramar Circle.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the theft occurred at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday when a home surveillance security video captured the female suspect walking onto the front lawn of the victim’s residence and kneeling down to take the baby Jesus figurine and manger.
The suspect is described as a white female with a petite frame, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing red-and-white checkered Vans brand shoes. The suspect’s shoe impression was taken from the scene, measuring approximately a size 7.
The suspect was also captured wearing a black beanie hat with a frown-face logo, black yoga-type pants and a black hoodie with a white moth graphic design on the front. The suspect also appears to be wearing black face-paint under her eyes, black fingernail polish, false eyelashes, gold hoop earrings and has medium length auburn hair, possibly dyed.
Sheriff’s investigators said the owners of the nativity scene had set up the decorations that same day with the video security system, hoping no one would vandalize the scene.
The homeowners told investigators that perhaps, “the suspect needed Jesus more than we do.”
Fowler said thieves have sunk to a new low in taking the baby Jesus from a nativity scene.
“This almost seems incomprehensible to us in this day-and-age,” Fowler said. “We are perplexed at the reasoning behind this theft.”
Fowler added anyone with information about this crime, who knows the identity of the suspect is strongly encouraged to contact Parker County Crime Stoppers. Tipsters may remain anonymous when calling Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved.