CARMEL VALLEY (CBS SF) — A life-sized Santa Claus recently stolen from a computer store in Carmel Valley reappeared Christmas Eve at a nearby church, according to sheriff’s deputies in Monterey County.
The $300 Christmas decoration was reported stolen Dec. 13 from the front of a store in the first block of Carmel Valley Road, deputies said.READ MORE: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
Then on Christmas Eve it was reported that the Santa Claus had been placed on the front steps of a nearby church overnight.
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The suspect has already been identified, according to deputies, but the business owner will get to decide whether or not the suspect is prosecuted.MORE NEWS: 'In the Heights' Delights at First Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
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