Vandals steal Christmas joy from Norman Gardens
A GIANT inflatable dachshund and a Santa with an Aussie thong were the centrepieces of Ian Sait's wonderful Christmas display in Norman Gardens.
But after vandals targeted his home on Sunday night, Mr Sait said the inflatables were no longer part of the home's Christmas appeal.
"We came out the front, as you do in the mornings when going to work, and both of our inflatable lights were torn," Mr Sait said.
"It's very disheartening, especially around this time of year when we are trying to provide joy for people to look at.
"We don't care about the money side of it so much, it's the Christmas joy."
Mr Sait said his German St home was decorated for Christmas, and said the display was there to make the community happy, not to be destroyed.
"We have done Christmas lights for the last two or three years, and we have never had an issue of vandalism before," he said.
"We will replace them and put a couple of new ones back up.
"We are not going to let it destroy our Christmas spirit."