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 ornament has been found! The family in the video spotted it from Cypresswood. pic.twitter.com/3CMvb7Mc3f— Gil Gredinger (@photog72) November 20, 2016
The shopping center displays the big ornaments each year during the holiday season. They are valued at about $7,000 each.