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Escaped Reindeer Invades Elf House

December 8, 2010

That crazy Rudolph is at it again!!

Escaped Reindeer Found Hiding Under Elf House

LAKELAND, Fla. — A reindeer escaped from a nativity scene in Lakeland, but was later caught hiding under an elf house, police said Tuesday.

While the story sounds like a Christmas tale, police say it’s true. A caller to police early Tuesday morning said the reindeer had escaped from the nativity scene at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene on Lake Highlands Road.

Church personnel responded to the area where the reindeer, appropriately named Rudy (short for Rudolph, of course), was seen running loose. They chased the deer around the property before finding Rudy hiding under the “elf house,” police said.

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If you’re looking for a scriptural basis for having Rudolph and an elf house as part of the nativity scene, I believe you will find it in The Message: For Kids.

***Special thanks to my uncle Steve, the current children’s pastor at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, for passing on this story.***

UPDATE: Here’s the video

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 14, 2010 8:51 am

    Rudy the runaway reindeer is Polk County s very own
    reluctant Christmas star. You know Dasher and Prancer and all the
    other famous reindeer but what about Rudy the runaway

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