Two 53-foot trailers that are used by the Braintree Haunted House to store equipment were stolen from behind the F.X. Messina warehouse on Plain Street.
The trailers are owned by the non-profit that has run the haunted house for the past 32 years and raises money for Highlands and Liberty PTOs. Organizer Sharon Gallagher said they were taken sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.
"Somebody stole from a charity," Gallagher said. "They should be ashamed."
Braintree police took a report on Wednesday night. The culprit(s) may have been looking to cash in the trailers for scrap metal, Gallagher said. No suspects have been identified yet, Police Chief Russell Jenkins said.
The haunted house will open tonight, Friday and Saturday as planned. It is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight with the lights on for younger children, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. the next two nights.
This year's theme is Kärnəvəl of Kärnij. Admission is $5 on Thursday and $7 on Friday and Saturday.
Gallagher said she could not put a specific value on the trailers and their contents on Thursday morning, but called them "priceless" because they serve as free storage space for the charity.
Correction: The trailers are 53 feet long, not 30.