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Vandals destroy Brandon family's yard

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A family in Brandon says someone purposely destroyed their Halloween decorations in their yard. But this streak of mischief has impacted many others as well. 

The family that owns the house and others in the neighborhood say the path the car took is what makes the destruction seem deliberate

Tire tracks show the car went through yards over here, then looped back around to drive through yards on the opposite side of the street, and finally, into the pumpkin patch.

"I don't know if it's a lack of respect, or a lack of joy," said Will Allen, who lives in the home and put the Halloween decorations up. "You just never know with something like this what kind of quality of a person would do it."

Allen's wife posted to Facebook this morning, showing smashed pumpkins littering the yard, and tire tracks running through the grass.

Sarah McQuillin lives across the street. 

"This morning when I came out, the straw was all across the yard and in the street. I guess they just came across his yard with it and knocked it all out," she said. 

Allen took off work this morning and put together a brand new setup.

He says other neighbors had their Christmas decorations ripped out of the ground last year, and he's suffered more minor damage to his decor in the past as well.

"I came home a few times and the scarecrows would be knocked over, and pick them back up, and we was hoping maybe it was wind," said Allen. "But you can kind of tell by this that things progressed with whoever was involved in it."

Allen says the decorations cost about one hundred twenty dollars to replace.

The Brandon Police Department today said they've also heard of vandalism in Windsor Ridge and Cornerstone subdivisions.

Late Tuesday evening, Will Allen tells us the vandal was caught in the neighborhood across the street. He says a Rankin County Deputy has asked him to go into the department and file papers. The person could be charged with malicious mischief.

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