Someone from the ‘dark side’ steals lightsabers from snowmen

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A case of galactic crime happened in Chesapeake: someone destroyed two Jedi snowmen and stole the lightsabers they were holding.

“I first saw [Star Wars] when I was six, and I absolutely loved it,” Jennifer England told WAVY.com. “My husband and I are huge Star Wars fans.”

The Englands are such big Star Wars fans, you might think their house would be guarded by the force. Everywhere you look in the Point Elizabeth Drive house, you see that passion. There are action figures, posters and even a life-size storm trooper. England decided to decorate the outside of house, too.

“I came out to shovel, and I thought, forget this, I’m going to build snowmen,” she said.

But not just any snowmen.

“I had some lightsabers in the closet, so I thought I would make them into snow Jedi,” England said.

About 9:30 p.m. Thursday night along, someone’s dark side came out.

“We have a [security] cam, and the cam caught some footage, I’m assuming Tusken Raiders that came by and stole our lightsabers and ran off,” England said.

The video shows an SUV driving on Point Elizabeth Drive come to a sudden halt, just after the Englad’s house. It backs up, someone exits the vehicle, drop kicks the snowmen and steals the lightsabers.

“It’s a sad thing when snowmen can’t be left alone,” England said.

The bottom halves of the snowmen remain frozen on the front lawn. England said the stolen toys weren’t expensive, probably about $20 a piece, but that’s not the point.

“It is just still kind of sad,” England said. “I think it would be nice if they find out about it and realize that in this day and age with technology everywhere it’s really not smart to steal somebody else’s things.”

England believes the suspect is probably just a kid, and she says it’s really not about getting the toys back. In this case, it really is about the principle of the thing.

If you the vehicle or person in the surveillance video, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.

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