Menorah Stolen From Public Display in Haddonfield, NJ

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By Mike DeNardo

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Haddonfield, NJ are trying to find out who stole a menorah from a public display.

The five-foot aluminum menorah had been standing for a few days in the park outside the Haddonfield Library, next to a Christmas tree and a manger.

But Wednesday morning, the menorah was reported missing.

This resident named Janet was shaking her head:

“I think it’s always bad, (but) I think people think it’s worse because of the connotation of hate.”

But police chief John Banning tells us there’s no evidence of a hate crime. He notes the “Happy Chanukah” sign from the Chabad Lubavich congregation in Cherry Hill was untouched.

Banning says police are treating the case as a theft, noting there’s been a rash of copper and metal thefts in the region.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I definitely think this was all about the metal theft. Not a hate act.

    There has been so much metal stolen around the area. If they can bother to unbolt traffic signs from their metal poles and rip metal off of houses while people are in them, I would think the big huge metal menorah would also be a target. Don’t read too much into it beyond that.

    Too bad it was not pre-rigged with a hidden webcam as a trap to start catching the metal thieves around here.

    We might have to go with the idea of electrifying gutters like an electric cattle fence.

  2. Gra pe A pe Rules2 says:

    There’s something to be said for cheap plastic decorations.

  3. Raymond A. Collier says:

    I personally hope that the Thieves GET CAUGHT!!!!

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