Ghoulish thief steals Halloween decorations from Kendall family

A family in the Calusa neighborhood in West Kendall said a crook was caught on one of their surveillance cameras stealing Halloween decorations from their yard.

"To be honest, I was shocked, and then the fear set in," said homeowner Shea Polakow.

Polakow said she first noticed some decorations were gone as she left for work Tuesday morning.

"It took me a moment to digest that, so I checked my cameras," she said.

That's when she saw video from the night before of a white car backing up on her street and parking next to her house.

A man can then be seen dismantling one of her creepy clown inflatables, and in another shot, unplugging and removing a projector.

Polakow then had to break the news to her middle-school-aged son.

"She says that our decorations were stolen while we were sleeping," said Chase Polakow-Taylor.

Polakow said two inflatables, priced at around $200 a piece, and three $40 projectors were stolen.

"It was so brazen. It was so blatant, it was a complete invasion of privacy," she said.

"I don't know what he was doing - if he was thinking or not," Polakow-Taylor said. 

The family filed a police report with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477.

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