Baby Jesus Stolen

A couple in Clifton is distraught after they woke up to find baby Jesus missing from the nativity scene in their front yard.

Art and Dorothy Dague reported the theft to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office yesterday, but deputies say they don't have any suspect information.

Sunday morning Mrs. Dague and her husband woke up to find their nativity scene vandalized.

They don't understand why someone would steal their little savior. They have put a light-up gift in the spot where baby Jesus was.

The dague's say although they won't have jesus in their yard, they say they'll have him in their hearts and still have a Merry Christmas.

After 11 News reported on the theft of baby Jesus, a viewer called in and said he had the same nativity set and offered to give his baby Jesus to the Dague's.

If you have any information on this theft call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office or call Crime Stoppers at 241–STOP.

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  • by Jessica Zartler Location: KKCO 11 News on Dec 11, 2007 at 05:29 PM
    Sean, I sincerely appreciate your feedback and comments and most of all thank you for watching 11 News. I wanted you to know that I did take this story very seriously as I do all stories that I report on, especially when someone as sweet as Mrs. Dague is in tears. I am confused as to why you thought it was mocking in any way. Not only did I report on the story in hopes of helping the Dague's but I also think that during this time of year it is a public service to talk about protecting yourself from vandalism and theft, which is why I included that information in my live shot. If you have any further comments I would love to discuss them so feel free to email me personally at
  • by Sean Location: Grand Junction on Dec 11, 2007 at 12:03 AM
    Hi. I just wanted to say that I thought this story was done in bad taste. To me it appeared that the reporter who was on location doing the story did not take it very seriously and that she made a mockery of the situation. It just seemed to me that she was making a joke out of the whole thing. I understand how the situation could be considered humorous, but you are a professional and should act as one. The lady you interviewed was in tears, and you still took the story lightly. Do you think it was not a big deal to her? Obviously it was. I think 11 news is the best station in town and when I watch the news I expect the best stories, the best reporters, and the best conduct. I know that the young lady who did the story is new in town, so I would like to tell her that she needs to be aware of who she works for and know that a lot of people watch 11 news. We are disappointed tonight and expect better from you in the future.
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