Finally, the residents of the small shore town of Sea Girt, NJ can rest easy. The wire-cutting culprit has been identified!
Last week, the town readied its annual Christmas decorations in anticipation of the big tree lighting later in the week. However, just days before the lighting, the wiring for the lights on the tree was found to have been cut. Assuming that it was some type of vandalism, police decided to keep a close eye on the tree, hoping to catch the perpetrators in the act once again. And they did!
The culprit? A squirrel. Yup, a squirrel had simply chewed threw the wiring, causing the lights not to work. Unfortunately, police were not able to apprehend the suspect, but the tree is now under constant surveillance to prevent it from happening again. Luckily, the lights were able to be repaired in time for the tree lighting.
Source: NBC 4 New York