She'll be on Santa's naughty list

December 3, 2008 5:35:33 AM PST
Authorities in Maryland report busting the Santa-napper.

According to deputies in Carroll County, Gabriele Markert had decorations from at least three area homes in her house.

The investigation began before dawn the other morning, when a neighbor reported hearing a loud noise.

She discovered her 4-foot-tall Santa and snowman were gone.

Another neighbor reported her decorations had been swiped, too.

Markert now faces misdemeanor theft charges.