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Rexburg Police: The Mysterious Holiday Greeter and a False Report of Santa Abuse

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The eastern Idaho community of Rexburg seems to be having some difficulty getting into the holiday spirit.

The Rexburg Standard Journal published a colorful police blotter Tuesday morning, including a report that Rexburg police were summoned by a resident who said their holiday decorations, including a life-sized Santa, were kicked around by a deranged passerby. When police spoke to the homeowner, she indicated the phone call to police was triggered by what she said was a misunderstanding between her and her children.

On that same day, Rexburg police got a call from another resident who said someone had the audacity to wish her a Happy Thanksgiving. The caller reported a "suspicious male with a Polish accent was going around her apartment complex, knocking on residents' doors and wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving." Police told the complainant to let them know if the man returned.