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Halloween spider decoration stolen from front yard

Image of the spider decoration Image of the spider decoration
Photo of the house after the spider was taken. Source: Theo Hayes Photo of the house after the spider was taken. Source: Theo Hayes

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach couple was on the receiving end of a nasty trick when they discovered her inflatable spider Halloween decoration had been stolen from their front yard this past weekend.

The couple, who lives in the 6200 block of Calhoun Road near the Pine Lakes Golf Course, reported to police that at about 12:37 a.m. Sunday, their neighbor knocked on their door and said a man in a white truck stole the spider from the yard.

The house is infamous during the month of October, for its front yard turned into a graveyard. This year, drivers are stopping, and not just to check out the decorations, but a bright yellow sign which reads "Stolen spider by thief driving a white Toyota Pickup"

The woman told police that the spider had been tied down with a cinder block, which was also missing.  

The homeowners say they've lost about two-dozen items over the years and they're sick of seeing someone try to strip the spirit from them.

Homeowner Tony Henson is not surprised someone stole their decor, the shock sits with having someone lurk on his property late at night.

"Makes you feel pretty bad actually, kind of a little sick feeling that somebody's creeping around your property, late at night or anytime for that matter,” Henson said.

All they want to do is catch the thief, so this doesn't happen to their neighbors.

"I'd love for them to bring it back and we're not gonna press charges or anything if they brought it back,” Homeowner Tony Henson said. “If they don't, and they happen to catch it, might be a different story."

Tony and his wife have filed a police report with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The new cameras installed by the City of Myrtle Beach at the intersection of 62nd Avenue North and Calhoun street, are in direct view of where the spider sat, and since WMBF News reached out, the police department is reviewing the footage.

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