The holidays are a time of rejoicing and spending time with family. Whether for spiritual, religious or cultural reasons, Christmas is a commonly celebrated holiday for most families around the world. During this time, the story of baby Jesus born in a manger is a widely accepted story and a symbol of the celebrations as well. Homeowners, churches and businesses celebrate the story of Jesus by setting up the manger scene with lights and props.
In recent years, the recognition of the story has influenced the theft of these props in local neighborhoods. Most times the thief is a harmless younger person just pulling a prank. However, these pranksters do not realize the damage of such crimes. Most places don't only loose their symbolic heavenly figure, but it costs them as well. Some of the statues gone missing have been ceramic and worth upwards of $2,000. A cost that most places can not replace.
In attempt to help solve the case of the wandering Jesus, some places have purchased GPS trackers and affixed them to the infant sculptures. It seems to have done the trick, as the crimes in those particular areas have dissolved. The answer to making sure that these tricksters don't attempt to steal or vandalize the mangers is by announcing publicly that they have GPS units attached to them. This will help defer any vandals not wanting to get caught.