WATERBURY, Conn -- A Waterbury Catholic school official says a thief stole nearly a dozen Christmas trees intended for a school fundraiser over the weekend.
Bart Cammarasana, co-president of Saints Peter and Paul School's Home and School Association, tells The Republican-American (http://bit.ly/1Q9i84R ) he received a call around 4 a.m. Saturday from a parent who says they saw a red SUV pull out of the school's parking lot with a tree hanging out the car's rear.
Cammarasana says he immediately headed to the lot and found that eight of the largest trees had been stolen.
He says a school neighbor called him around 12:30 a.m. Monday to say the SUV had returned. Three more trees were missing.
The thefts, which have been reported to police, will cost the school several hundred dollars.
Connecticut Grinch steals Christmas trees meant for school fundraiser