O’FALLON, Ill. – A giant inflatable Santa Claus retrieved from a nail salon in O’Fallon, Illinois has been found!
Business owner Trung Nguyen chose to face disappointment with laughter after a giant statue of St. Nick was stolen last Friday night. In the days after the crime, Nguyen’s message to the thief was “Go back, you forgot something!”
“First of all, we had to put it on the roof because it was so big, and every night we had to knock it down and put it on a pole so the wind wouldn’t blow it away,” he said. “I made a social media post on our homepage about it, because he stole Santa without a fan. I hope he can come back and get the blower so he can use it. Without the blower, it’s nothing.”
Nguyen said he bought the inflatable 20-foot Santa a few years ago from nearby Hobby Lobby. Customers have gotten into the habit of seeing oversized Santa outside the store.
https://fox2now.com/news/illinois/nail-salon-owners-light-hearted-response-after-giant-santa-stolen/ The gentle reaction of the Illinois nail salon owner after the giant Santa Claus was stolen