He’s been labelled as the ‘Grinch’ who stole a young Sydney girl’s Christmas but it seems that not unlike his Dr. Seuss namesake, a drunken reindeer thief has had a change of heart.
Last week, nine-year-old Chiara Velardi woke up to find two cherished reindeer ornaments had disappeared from the lawn of her family’s Middleton Grange home.
Footage from a security camera showed two merrymakers attempting to bundle the glowing animals into a parked car in the middle of the previous night.
Tragically, one the animals was irreparably damaged in the heist.
“You shouldn’t do that anymore and you should say sorry to my dad and my mum and me,” Chiara told 7 News on Friday.
Two friends of the thief happened to catch the nightly bulletin and the following evening came knocking on the Velardi's front door, armed with a handwritten apology on his behalf.