Woman snatches neighbor’s snowman to buy drugs


Tinisha Delacruz 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman who wanted money to buy drugs, stole her neighbor's snowman, which was placed in the front yard as decoration, according to police in New York.

Long Island police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Tinisha Delacruz, after being accused of stealing her neighbor’s inflatable snowman, which she used to get cash and buy drugs.

Delacruz has been charged with petit larceny and possession of a controlled substance. The owner of the home, Edison, posted a video of the theft on Facebook.

“So does anyone know who this is stealing my decoration? In the Central Islip area. Share if you can,” Sepulveda wrote on Facebook.

According to the criminal complaint, On Monday, Delacruz walked into the front yard of Sepulveda’s home located on Ackerman Street, and stole the inflatable snowman.

Delacruz lives two blocks away. Police reviewed the video of the theft and arrested Delacruz. During questioning, Delacruz told police that she stole the snowman because she needed money for drugs.

She was found in possession of a controlled substance.