Baby Jesus statue stolen

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

This holiday season, it may be better to give than to receive, but it's still awful to steal.

And it appears somebody did take off with the baby Jesus statue that was part of a manger scene outside the Chocolate Café in downtown South Bend.

The Messiah went missing, despite the fact that he was located across the street from a South Bend Police Substation.

“Just real disheartening to hear that given all the work that every body's doing to make the season real bright down here, all the time effort and energy that's gone into decorate the downtown plan all the events that someone would do something like this,” said Aaron Perri, Executive Director, DTSB . “It's a little disappointing to hear that.”

Despite the setback, downtown will still host First Friday festivities on the 8th, with fireworks and the arrival of Santa Claus.

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