Update posted at 11:27 a.m.:
Connie Knue says her stolen gingerbread man has been recovered.
The wooden centerpiece of Knue's Christmas display was located in a tree in the neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Original story posted at 10:01 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – As the old nursery rhyme goes, “Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man.”
But, somebody in Lawrenceburg did catch one of Connie Knue’s treasured gingerbread men, and they have yet to return him.
Knue says the 11 wooden gingerbread men which make up part of the Christmas decorations outside her East Tate Street home represent each of her 11 grandchildren. The gingerbread man marked with her grandson Nathan’s name was taken Monday evening.
“I went to the city council meeting last night and when I got back he was gone. Someone took him,” Knue said.
Knue has notified Lawrenceburg Police of the suspected theft. Anybody with information is asked to contact the police department at (812) 537-2284.
The thief, or thieves, are also welcome to return the gingerbread man, no questions asked.