Community brings Halloween back to vandalized trick-or-treating hot spot
A favorite trick or treat destination almost closed its doors this year after vandals destroyed many of their Halloween decorations.
Billy Stapleton Jr. built many of the ghosts and ghouls for his front yard display over the summer, but in early October he woke up after crashing sounds outside. He saw someone tipping over the tombstones and coffins and slashing apart the displays. He reported the incident to police and described the scene on Facebook. It wasn't long before the community offered to help.
"I was just going to take it down and say I'll do it next year, and the community said 'no we want to help', and they rebuilt everything, and raised $350 to get a security camera system," said Stapleton.
Stapleton says his house is open for trick-or-treaters Oct. 31. It's located at 16th Avenue and Turpin Street.