Vandals decapitate snowman, then come back to apologize

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vandals decapitated a snowman outside a Milwaukee home, and perhaps the holiday spirit motivated them to make amends.

Tony Harper’s 4-foot lighted snowman cutout was up for just two days when he heard a commotion Dec. 1. He tells WISN-TV he looked out to spot a woman walking away with the top of his snowman, which she’d ripped in half.

Police say the vandals were a husband, wife and another woman, all in their mid-30s. They beheaded the snowman after drinking at a neighborhood bar. Police cited them for property damage.

The case took a turn the next morning when the vandals showed up at Harper’s door. He says they apologized and gave him $50 for a new snowman.

He says people make mistakes, and he wishes them a good holiday.

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Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

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