INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One Franklin Township homeowner was angry to learn someone had torn a hole into her inflatable black cat decoration, but she was able to at least get a laugh at the security video.
It’s clear that Lisa Gourdouze loves Halloween, but mostly she loves the decorations.
But Sunday morning she found her giant cat inflatable had lived its ninth life.
“I was coming out here and I noticed my big Halloween cat was deflated so I kind of looked over there and there was a big tear in it and I thought maybe it was just the wind,” she said.
So she reviewed her four security cameras and was shocked at what she found in the footage taken at 1:30 Sunday morning.
“There’s this guy coming across the street,” Gourdouze said, “He came over and just walked right in the front yard like it’s no big deal and he turned around and he bit it.”
The white man in a camouflage hat and bright blue shorts bit a hole into the material and then continued to tear it, before leaving the cat to deflate.
Gourdouze’s neighbors were shocked.
“It’s scary that people just walk up in your front yard nowadays and vandalize your stuff, bite your Halloween decorations, that’s a little bit crazy to me,” neighbor Austin Carpenter said.
But Lisa was amused at what came next in her security footage after the man ripped a hole into the decoration.
He starts running toward her driveway then trips over support wires.
“I saw him fall in the driveway which you know for the damage he did, that was the best comical thing I could get out of this whole situation,” Gourdouze said.
She hopes that by sharing the video someone will recognize the man and call authorities.
“So that’s what I’m hoping and also just give my neighbors a heads up that it can happen to you,” she said.
If you recognized the man in the video contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.