"Heartless vandals have put a dampener on Christmas for a Top End woman and her two grandchildren. Joy Lowry, 49, of Gunn, Palmerston, said the young vandals trashed her Christmas light display in the early morning of last Thursday, depriving grandchildren Aiden Carson, 4, and sister Isobella, 18 months, of the chance to see the light show she had spent hours putting up.
The vandals tried to steal a merry-go-round that was in the yard, but when they couldn't move it they cut the power cord, turning the brightly lit attraction in darkness. They even stabbed a blow-up Santa Ms Lowry had placed in the display."
- Matt Cunningham, 'Heartless vandals trash decorations, stab Santa', NT News, 13 Dec 2008.