Married couple create “decoration graveyard” with stolen Christmas decorations


On December 19, 18-year-old Jeremy Lewallen and his 42-year-old wife Carrie Carley were arrested for allegedly stealing Christmas decorations from their neighbors’ yards to create what one theft victim called a “decoration graveyard.”


The arrest papers say that the couple admitted to stealing about $2,000 worth of decorations. The papers then go on to say that when police asked Lewallen about stealing from families, he “chuckled” and said he didn’t care about who he affected when he stole from others.

When the local news followed up with Carley she put the blame squarely on her hubby:

Carley said:

“Every morning he’d go out for a walk, at like 2 or 3, and then there was just more stuff in the yard. I didn’t know exactly where it all came from… He…I guess he still thinks it’s a game. He doesn’t seem to care really one way or another. … I asked him, and he was like, ‘Well, this is my job.’ And I’m like, ‘Taking from unassuming people is your job?'”

When Carley was pressed as to why she didn’t do something before the police got involved she explained, “I just didn’t know what to do, you know, I didn’t know if I called if I was going to get in trouble myself or not, you know, because it was in my yard.”

Both husband and wife face felony theft charges.

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