Vandals destroy family's large Christ...

Vandals destroy family's large Christmas display in Ross County

There are 20 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 9, 2012, titled Vandals destroy family's large Christmas display in Ross County. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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Since: Jan 12

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#1 Dec 9, 2012
Find the people who did this please!
SMH

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Dec 9, 2012
People are crazy, probably kids thinking its a funny prank but its not a bit funny. I really hope they catch them and they get into a LOT of trouble with the Law, Karma, and their parents!!!
b yo

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Dec 9, 2012
just saw it on the news...pretty f'd up! I'm all for pranks and having a good time, but don't desroy other people's property!

Since: Jan 12

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#4 Dec 9, 2012
b yo wrote:
just saw it on the news...pretty f'd up! I'm all for pranks and having a good time, but don't desroy other people's property!
I agree with both of you. Something like this shouldn't of happened.
whitney

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Dec 11, 2012
For as long as I can remember,my family and I have went every year to see this display and because of pathetic people we wont be able to and the man and his family are heartbroken and lost a ton of money. I hope whoever did this gets caught.
Just wondering

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Dec 11, 2012
There are two possible explanations. Someone sneaked in from the community and did this or it was a neighbor. Barnhart Drive is a cal-d-sac or as us old timers used to call them "a dead end road" that runs off of CR 550 near teh Pioneer School.

I hope they catch whoever did this and they are forced to reimburse the owner BUT I have to wonder how the rest of his neighbors really feel about these HUNDREDS of vehicles driving down their road every night? If it was me, I might be upset. This amount of vehicle traffic on what is probably a very quiet road would be very upsetting to many. I know of a similar situation in the Columbus area where several neighbors put up lights and accepted food donations for the local food pantrys from those that drove by. It sometimes took an hour of more just to drive down this street and there was no parking available within 5-6 blocks. The neighbors were always upset about how difficult it was for them to park at or drive to and from their homes. Maybe the owner should consider donating his remaining decorations to a nearby church that has a better located to deal with the kind of traffic nightmare his decorations cause.
Neighbor

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Dec 11, 2012
I lived on Barnhart for 20 years and I never had a problem with the traffic. We knew Mike & Sandy Hall put alot of hours setting up this beautiful display for the community. Many of us put many lights and decorations up as well. The neighbors on Barnhart Dr truly cared about each other. I don't know of anyone that was upset regarding the traffic. Merry Christmas!
Maybe

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Dec 11, 2012
Neighbor wrote:
I lived on Barnhart for 20 years and I never had a problem with the traffic. We knew Mike & Sandy Hall put alot of hours setting up this beautiful display for the community. Many of us put many lights and decorations up as well. The neighbors on Barnhart Dr truly cared about each other. I don't know of anyone that was upset regarding the traffic. Merry Christmas!
So you don't live there now? 2-300 cars a night didn't bother you? You must be a Saint.
Neighbor

Chillicothe, OH

#9 Dec 12, 2012
Maybe wrote:
<quoted text>So you don't live there now? 2-300 cars a night didn't bother you? You must be a Saint.
I moved just a few years ago. The cars slowly move down the road, turn around at the end of the road and slowly drive back out. They don't blow their horns or cause a commotion. The traffic never bothered me.
Bumpkin

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Dec 12, 2012
Maybe wrote:
<quoted text>So you don't live there now? 2-300 cars a night didn't bother you? You must be a Saint.
Stfu, seriously at least it was traffic from something like Christmas lights instead of drug traffic. Quit your bitching..

Since: Dec 12

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#11 Dec 12, 2012
whitney wrote:
For as long as I can remember,my family and I have went every year to see this display and because of pathetic people we wont be able to and the man and his family are heartbroken and lost a ton of money. I hope whoever did this gets caught.
we went there every year as a kid.. really sad i hope these children get caught and get taught a lesson
Just Wondering

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Dec 15, 2012
I've seen the display although it was several years ago. It was really nice but it was also bumper to bumper in and out. I actually felt sorry for the other residents because of how the road was jammed up and have never been back. There was also a minor fender bender which brought the traffic to a halt while the two parties discussed it. Apparently there was no damage since they both moved on. It took 25 minutes that night.
Clark

Chillicothe, OH

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Heard they made arrests. Anyone hear who it was?
yoohoo is good.

United States

#14 Dec 20, 2012
Clark wrote:
Heard they made arrests. Anyone hear who it was?
Someone named Harrison Taylor, Ryan spencer, Payton north is what I heard
Clark

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Dec 20, 2012
[QUOTE who="yoohoo is good. "]<quoted text>
Someone named Harrison Taylor, Ryan spencer, Payton north is what I heard [/QUOTE]

Oh my. I hate to hear that,I know two of them. Makes me very sad.
yoohoo is good.

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Dec 20, 2012
Clark wrote:
[QUOTE who="yoohoo is good. "]<quoted text>
Someone named Harrison Taylor, Ryan spencer, Payton north is what I heard "



Oh my. I hate to hear that,I know two of them. Makes me very sad.
Yeah they went to school with my brother. They deserve to be fined a crap ton of money annnnnnd in juvy for a couple of months
Wild Bill

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Dec 22, 2012
[QUOTE who="yoohoo is good. "]<quoted text>
Someone named Harrison Taylor, Ryan spencer, Payton north is what I heard [/QUOTE]Actually the Gazette says there was six little punks who were involved. We may never see their names in print since they are all underage and will end up in kiddy court. Hopefully the court will take some strong action and force the parents to pay for the damages. I would say that a minimum of $1000.00 per family would be about right.
yoohoo is good.

United States

#18 Dec 22, 2012
Wild Bill wrote:
[QUOTE who="yoohoo is good. "]<quoted text>
Someone named Harrison Taylor, Ryan spencer, Payton north is what I heard "

Actually the Gazette says there was six little punks who were involved. We may never see their names in print since they are all underage and will end up in kiddy court. Hopefully the court will take some strong action and force the parents to pay for the damages. I would say that a minimum of $1000.00 per family would be about right.
I'd say each family pays how ever much it cost mike in damages. If it cost him 20,000$ in damage than that's how much each family should pay him.
Santa

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Dec 22, 2012
Wow....six? who are the others?
yoohoo is good.

Chillicothe, OH

#20 Dec 22, 2012
Santa wrote:
Wow....six? who are the others?
That's what I'm asking?

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