AP: Garden State Parkway's secret Santa at it again

Ornaments hanging from trees on the Garden State Parkway are seen in this shot from 2007.

November 30, 2010 8:41:45 AM PST
One of New Jersey's most enduring holiday mysteries is playing itself out again along a busy toll road.

The Secret Santa of the Garden State Parkway is once again surreptitiously hanging ornaments from a large pine tree by the side of the road in the dead of night.

It's the fourth year in a row that the ornaments have shown up on the same tree in the southbound lanes, just south of the Tuckerton exit in Little Egg Harbor Township.

A gold star was hanging from the boughs of the tree Tuesday morning.

No one has come forward and acknowledged putting up the ornaments. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which maintains the road, has said in the past it isn't responsible.