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Disgusting Sign of the Times

Last night, around $1,500 worth of Christmas Trees intended to be sold by Boy Scouts was stolen in Woodbridge. Sure, parts of the city are known locally as "Hoodbridge" for a reason, but Dale Boulevard hasn't traditionally been a "bad" area of town.

A couple of Boy Scout troops lost more than $1,500 worth of Christmas trees to thieves between Nov. 19 and Friday.
Troop 1390 out of Dale City and Troop 1396 out of Lake Ridge set up shop every year in the lot in front of the SunTrust Bank in the Forestdale Plaza on Dale Boulevard.

The Scouts generally get a semi-truck load of balsam firs from Nova Scotia, said Doug Doerr, the scoutmaster for Troop 1390.

This year someone stole 34 of the 300 trees the Scouts ordered.

"We have never had a situation like this," said Doerr, who has been involved with the tree lot since 1999. "It's really disappointing."

Somewhere, Santa is surely in tears.

Update: Yeah, he definitely is, and it looks something like this:

Here's Santa after he had to shutter his first radio station.


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