WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene.
The thefts happened on Connellsville Road.READ MORE: It Happened Again! Watch As Pittsburgh Bald Eagle Knocked From Perch By Great Horned Owl
“I went to get my mail, and when I came back and looked at the nativity, the baby was gone,” Valarie Goodwin said.
Stealing baby Jesus is so widespread, that municipalities, churches, and homeowners are now using GPS devices and security cameras for security.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Groups Representing State Troopers, Corrections Officers Renew Calls For Vaccine Prioritization
One nativity scene is even protected by a metal screen.
Goodwin found a stand-in baby Jesus, she’s just hoping the person responsible for the theft, will return the baby unharmed.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 17 New Deaths, 186 Additional Cases