VIDEO: Man steals leg lamp from North Tonawanda “A Christmas Story” display


NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Grinch is on the loose in North Tonawanda. The owner of Yankee Spirits is asking for help identifying a thief who stole the key piece of the store’s Christmas display.

Every year, the owner puts up a Christmas display in the front window with a items from “A Christmas Story,” the iconic movie about a boy named Ralphie who wants a Red Ryder BB gun.

In surveillance video from the store, a man in a gray sweatshirt and sunglasses is seen walking in and grabbing a leg lamp from the Christmas display and runs out.

The owner says even his customers are mad about this theft.

North Tonawanda Police are investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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