Yes, we do. A few years back Ryan charged a group of kids down the street on December 23rd because they thought it would be great fun to pop our Frosty inflatable. Ryan chased those kids to their car, and one of them got his foot run over by his “friends”, who were taking off and not at all concerned if he was hurt or not. If Ryan would have caught those kids they would have had much more to worry about than a foot! So that got us thinking about security. Now we use motion activated floodlights, security cameras, and many signs around the edge of the property to keep people out. We also have great neighbors, who keep an eye out and yell at any kid who happens to stray into the yard.
On a side note (from Ryan)… why is destroying stuff fun for kids these days? When I was a kid we “corned” houses at Halloween (you know: throw the corn at the window or door and it makes a big racket, but doesn’t break anything). I’ll even admit that we would position people’s lawn decorations (flamingos, sheep, etc) into less than family-friendly positions. But we didn’t go out to break things. And we would NEVER have messed with someone’s Christmas decorations… that’s just bad karma. That kind of karma could get you on Santa’s naughty list… or you could get your foot run over! (he he!)
We had some very unfortunate damage done in 2009- Check it out here!