Northam families have been targeted over the Christmas season with a number of properties falling victim to vandals cutting and destroying Christmas lights and displays.
Henry Street resident Mel Hall took to the Facebook group Northam Community Board on December 17 to vent her frustration after her Christmas lights were broken by a group for the second year in a row.
Ms Hall said her husband caught a group of teenagers destroying their lights after deciding to not let the vandalism deter them from putting up the lights for another year.
Over 1000 lights were damaged by the teenagers but the young family repaired and replaced the lights.
The incident was not reported to police.
Ms Hall said despite the second attack they would not stop decorating their house.
“We’re determined to keep putting more up and keep doing it because eventually they will get bored,” she said.
“If we stop putting them up the culprits will think they’ve won.
“We won’t let them get the better of us.”
The family wants to continue their extravagant light display in an effort to continue bringing the community together.
“We sit out the front sometimes and you hear people driving past saying ‘wow’”, Ms Hall said.
“We’ve got kids ourselves so our kids love us putting them up.
“It’s great hearing other people happy about us doing it.”
Other locals took to Ms Hall’s post in the Northam Community Board Facebook page to support her efforts to continue the Christmas lights.
“Some people need to teach their kids some damn respect! My daughter loves seeing the lights and I think by next year no one will be doing them” said Facebook user Taylor-Renae Kalalo.
“A shame one person can put a dampener on things but you've brought joy to many local kids and families so thank you!” commented Fiona Brayshaw.
The Hall’s home wasn’t the only display targeted with lights on Burgoyne Street also tampered with.