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Large ornament damaged by SUV days after it was stolen, found

The Christmas ornament was found two days later after it was reported missing

HOUSTON – You may call it a Christmas curse. A nearly 300-pound Christmas ornament that was reported missing from a north Houston shopping center and was later found, was broken Tuesday morning in an accident.

Senior general manager of Northline Commons Jeff Procell sent us photos of a vehicle accident Tuesday morning in which an SUV backed into the big sparkly ornament. Parts of the ornament broke off as a result of the accident.

Procell said the shopping center plans to replace the ornament in time for Black Friday.

"I'm not giving up on this ornament," Procell said.

The 8-foot ornament was reported missing from Northline Commons Nov. 18. A couple driving through a newly developed neighborhood near James C. Leo Road in Spring spotted it two days later.

The shopping center displays the big ornaments each year during the holiday season. They are valued at about $7,000 each.