PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — The future of a beloved Halloween attraction in north Pierce County is in question after two vandals took knives to its decorations over the weekend.
The Edgewood Light Show, located on 114th Avenue E between 32nd Street and 36th Street, runs its Halloween-themed show from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31.
On Sunday, the event posted on its Facebook page that two males “decided to take knives to our decorations and destroy our pathway lights.”
The event shared pictures and surveillance video with KING 5. Pictures show multiple decorations slashed, and the surveillance video shows the two vandals, described as males in their late teens or early 20s, taking down decorations and tearing a light fixture away before running away.
According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, this was one of six vandalism incidents across the Edgewood area Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Each victim reported $100-$150 in losses.
The Edgewood Light Show is asking parents to talk to their children.
“Thinking your child won't do this kind of thing shouldn't stop you from having a discussion with them about who the victims are—children. They aren't making that connection,” the event’s Facebook post reads.
Organizers, who said they make their decorations themselves, said that they will likely take the show down, citing repeat attacks at homes in the area.
The event hopes to return in time for Christmas.
The Edgewood vandalism comes just days after a similar incident in Covington where a Halloween display was partially damaged by vandals.
The Covington display was meant to encourage visitors to raise funds for the Regional Animal Services of King County.