31°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Police bearing gifts save holiday for 7-year-old

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, December 25 2016 Dec 25, 2016 December 25, 2016 11:30 AM December 25, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

GRETNA - After burglars made off with gifts from under the Christmas tree at a home in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna, police did more than just investigate.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies and Gretna police got together and bought replacements for 7-year-old Armon Dixon.

Dixon's mother, Montreal Dixon, told New Orleans TV stations she got home from a party Thursday night to find that her home had been burglarized: Presents under the tree were gone and two TVs were stolen from upstairs rooms. Investigators believe more than $1,000 worth of items were taken.

On Christmas Eve, deputies and police officers showed up with a car full of wrapped replacements. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Chaplain Alex Bellow said the gifts included video games, TVs and other items.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days