Grinch strikes early, stealing holiday wreath from door of Alamo Heights home

ALAMO HEIGHTS – An Alamo Heights family captured the moment a thief stole its holiday spirit early Wednesday morning.

A Ring doorbell camera captured a woman walking up to the home and taking a wreath off a hook on the front door. The woman is then seen running to a car in the street.

According to the family, the fall-themed wreath is valued at $300.

The incident was reported to Alamo Heights police and the video of the incident has been shared with neighbors in the area, along with a message to be alert for holiday thieves.

The family is advising others to tie down or secure their lawn decorations to make it more difficult for thieves to remove them from their property and to secure decorations with a wire, versus a hook, so that no one else is victimized.

Those with information on the woman seen taking the wreath are asked to call Alamo Heights Police Department at 210-822-2164.