A Wilmington family, who lost their grandson on Thanksgiving a year ago, woke up Tuesday morning to their Christmas display in his memory vandalized. (Source: WECT)
Aaron Long, Daniel Salvano's grandson, was struck and killed by a cab driver on Thanksgiving night one year ago, when he was walking across Wrightsville Avenue. (Source: Facebook)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
A Wilmington family, who lost their grandson on Thanksgiving a year ago, woke up Tuesday morning to their Christmas display in his memory vandalized.
On Thursday the family called saying they woke up to all their stolen decorations returned to them. The family said two other homes in the neighborhood had vandalism to their Christmas decorations this week as well.
The Salvano and Penny's family woke up to cut cords, stolen candy canes and a mess of wires and destruction. While only a small part of the massive display was destroyed, it's a display that holds a deep meaning to this family.
Silver and gold bells spelling out "Love you Aaron" hang above the manger at the home on Mallard Drive.
"Christmas is a great day not only for the baby being born baby Jesus, but it brings the family together," said Daniel Salvano.