Gar­daí pre­vent night­mare be­fore Christ­mas as kid­nap­pers tar­get Santa’s rein­deer

Bray People - - Out And About At Christmas Time -

WICK­LOW GAR­DAÍ had to bring Ru­dolph the Red Nosed Rein­deer into cus­tody in the early hours of Christ­mas Day for his own safety.

For­tu­nately he was still able to do the rounds with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the rest of the rein­deer so no lo­cal chil­dren were left dis­ap­pointed, de­spite the best ef­forts of some van­dals.

The van­dals said Baa, Hum­bug to the whole no­tion of Christ­mas Spirit by try­ing to re­move one of the dec­o­ra­tive rein­deer bright­en­ing up Fitzwilliam Square dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son. How­ever ea­gle eyed Gar­daí no­ticed what they were up to and con­fis­cated the deer, bring­ing him to Wick­low Garda Sta­tion where he spent the rest of his Christ­mas well looked af­ter.

Ru­dolph, com­plete with red nose, was one of two rein­deer placed in a mock snow cov­ered Fitzwilliam Square as part of the an­nual Christ­mas lights and dec­o­ra­tions or­gan­ised by the Wick­low and District Cham­ber of Com­merce.

The van­dals man­aged to dis­con­nect the rein­deer, but he was still fully in­tact when the Gar­daí in­ter­cepted his pos­si­ble kid­nap­ping.

The dis­play in Fitzwilliam Square which was tar­get­ted by van­dals.

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