FOX NEWS - A Satanic group in California had ornaments stolen off their "Satanic Christmas Tree" this weekend after a public decorating event, a report said.
The Satanic Bay Area group, while not surprised, said it was disappointed that a significant amount of their decorations—which included pentagrams and inverted crosses—were stolen from San Jose’s annual Christmas in the Park tree decorating event, SFGatereported.
"Ornament theft is a thing that happens at Christmas in the Park, unfortunately, and we even anticipated that ahead of time," Satanic Bay Area organizer Daniel Walker told the outlet. "I don't want to say we don't mind, because it is annoying, but at the same time, [theft] is a fact of life."
The event has used a mix of staff, private security and police to watch over this year’s 550 trees, but officials said it’s still impossible to keep an eye on every tree.