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'Grinches' stealing holiday light displays

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Several families in North Little Rock have been claiming someone has stolen their Christmas cheer, after discovering their light displays missing from their front yards.

However these aren't your typical run-of-the-mill Christmas lights. The Star Shower Light Displays shower your home with multiple lights using a red and green laser. The displays are becoming an increasing popular way for homeowners to decorate for the holidays. However, they are also becoming popular with thieves.

It was supposed to be a simple way to decorate for the holidays, but when Kristen Kennon purchased her Star Shower Light Display online, she had no idea how easy it would be to steal.

"We ordered two and then ordered two more, which we sent right back because we don't want to take the chance of somebody stealing them," said Kristen Kennon.

A popular alternative to hanging lights is the Star Shower Light Display, which is made up of lasers that project light onto a house.

"That's why I thought it was the perfect scenario for us to decorate, to not have to climb up there or put a lot of effort into it and still really light up the house," said Kennon.

What makes the light display so simple to use is that you simply put it in the ground and plug it in, but that also makes it much easier to steal.

"Every year, my husband and I have a discussion about putting lights on the house. I want them, but he doesn't want to put them up. So, we were at the store one day and we saw this, and we're like perfect," said Jane Shelton.

However, with several reports of the displays being stolen from front yards in North Little Rock, those that have them, like Jane Shelton, are thinking twice.

"It makes me feel like we need to take it out and only put it up at the time we are actually using it," said Shelton.

As for Kennon, she has come up with her own alternative.

"We will not be decorating outside. We will just be the Grinch and, 'bah humbug,' I guess," said Kennon.

The displays range in price from $40 to $70. Many stores are reporting the displays are flying off the shelves as soon as they come in.