Man Blames Peer Pressure for Theft of Jesus Figure

A man says it was pressure from a friend that caused him to steal a concrete figure of baby Jesus from a neighbor's southern Pennsylvania yard on Christmas night.

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The York Dispatch reported Thursday that 20-year-old Caleb Bowers of York pleaded guilty to theft this week and was sentenced to probation and community service.

Police have said Bowers' friend was a juvenile at the time.
Bowers says he gave back the 14-inch concrete statue to the neighbor, Frank McKee, and apologized.

McKee is joking that he may put an exploding dye pack in this year's Nativity scene.
McKee was tipped off that Bowers may have stolen his baby Jesus figurine when someone told him they saw a photo of it on Bowers' Facebook page.

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