Giant Rudolph returned after family offers $2K reward

Christmas crooks stole the decoration from Houston area neighborhood

Rudolph decoration (KSAT 12)

HOUSTON – A Houston family is happy to have their red-nosed reindeer return to the front yard after it was stolen last week.

Ernest Fuhrmann told KSAT that the 16-foot tall inflatable was returned Friday.

“Someone called and turned Rudolf in for the reward,” Fuhrmann said.

Fuhrmann caught a man and woman on Ring surveillance cameras stealing the 16-foot tall reindeer around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

He said it’s the same one that was stolen from his yard and not a replacement.

“It’s mine. You can’t get it locally. I ordered it a couple of years ago, and they aren’t available,” Fuhrmann told KSAT. “The yard stakes were mine as well, along with the tie-down rope — it wasn’t the original that came with it. I had to upgrade to larger stakes because it’s windy here.”

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.