SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two full-size skeletons were stolen from a Spartanburg County home on Halloween Eve.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 7:47 a.m. to the 5000 block of Bible Church Road in Boiling Springs in reference to a larceny.
Once deputies arrived on the scene, they spoke with the homeowner who said sometime between 2 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. a person entered her property and vandalized and stole some Halloween decorations.
7NEWS spoke with the homeowner who said the Halloween display had been out all month.
But on Monday morning her husband called while leaving and said, “The skeletons are in rough shape.”
She didn’t think much about it until she went outside. That’s when she saw that she was missing two full-size skeletons and parts of her 12-foot skeletons were around the yard.
Deputies said two full-size skeletons were stolen.
Along with the stolen skeletons, deputies saw a vandalized 12-foot moving skeleton. The skeleton was knocked over and both of the forearms were removed but not stolen.
Katie Crain said every Halloween she fills her yard with spooky decorations and it’s become her favorite time of the year.
“Of course I cried because we have fun doing it,” Crain said.
Crain said she was bummed when she woke up Monday morning and realized her hard work had been torn down and stolen.
“Anytime your stuff is taken, I mean it just feels violating that someone has been on your property, this close to your property, just frustrated,” Crain said.
Crain said she felt defeated and like she had wasted her time and money. Despite feeling that way she isn’t going to let other people steal her joy.
“After I had a cry and got myself back together I said we can’t let bullies steal our joy,” Crain said. “So I felt like I have got to get back out here and put my stuff back up because you can’t let people mess with you.”
7NEWS posted the story first on social media Tuesday morning and several viewers commented, showing support for Crain, saying her home was one of their favorite homes to drive by.
“That other people look forward to it is adorable and we appreciate it,” Crain said. “Those comments did make me feel like I can get out and get my stuff back together.
Crain said she hopes to spread the message of getting back up when you’re knocked down.
“I know it is silly, I know that there are people that are sick, and there is war, and there is bad stuff,” Crain said. “This is minute in the scheme of things but like I said sometimes you have to stand up for yourself and keep on keeping on when things happen.”