MUNSTER, Ind. – A 9-foot metal menorah is back in place after being taken from the front yard of a rabbi’s home in northwestern Indiana.
The nearly 50-pound menorah was gone Sunday morning from outside the Munster home. It was found left in the backyard of a home several blocks away.
Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov of Chabad of Northwest Indiana said the menorah wasn’t damaged and that police told him the theft could’ve been a prank.
Zalmanov told The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville that he’s happy the menorah was found and he’s focusing on celebrating Hanukkah.
Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel said the theft appeared to be a random act.