Thieves Steal Pride Decorations from Albuquerque Home in Disturbing Late-Night Raid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is cautioning others after security footage captured a group stealing Pride Month decorations from his front yard.

The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, described feeling “scared” and “violated” upon discovering the theft as per the sources covered by Yahoo

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The incident occurred early Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque. Video shows a group of individuals removing two large inflatable hearts and damaging a flagpole around 1:15 a.m.

The decorations had been displayed for less than a day. “It actually brought me to a moment of tears and hurt,” the homeowner said.

The group reportedly laughed and made derogatory comments as they fled. “It’s a shame that’s how they choose to fill their time,” the homeowner remarked.

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He believes the theft was driven by the message of support for the LGBTQ community that the decorations represented.

Despite the incident, neighbors and friends have rallied to offer replacements and keep an eye on the property. The victim hopes to raise awareness about the act of hate.

“If you don’t believe in it, you’re not part of it, then simply walk away. Drive on, you don’t have to spread hate,” he said.

Undeterred, the homeowner plans to put up new Pride decorations as soon as possible. He remains committed to showing support for the LGBTQ community, despite the recent setback.

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