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Trailers Stolen From Non-Profit That Runs Braintree Haunted House

The haunted house on Plain Street remains open tonight, Thursday and Friday.

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.

Sharon Sterling October 25, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thanks Joe, we are disappointed but the show must go on! Hoping people will come down and show their support. *correction: both trailers are 53ft, hard to miss. Any sightings or information, please contact Braintree Police.
Joseph Markman (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 04:31 PM
You're very welcome. Sorry about the mistake – correct footage is in there now.
Donna October 26, 2012 at 03:32 PM
So Halloween time is FuN and it puts a LOTS of Smiles and Tear on Peoples Faces and also The Haunt also Raises Money for 2 local schools. Everyone volunteers ITS za LOT of WORK Putting up Walls and Down to Decorating and Acting. Everyone Cooperates. Now what kind of JERK Would steal the Trailers we Us to keep all our staff in the Rest of the Season?
G October 28, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Obviously it was FX himself.

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