A baby Jesus, part of a larger nativity scene in Fredericksburg, went missing Tuesday night. The nativity scene was at the Central Park Shopping Center. Fredericksburg Police Department spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe said the figure was discovered missing by maintenance personnel early Wednesday morning.
Bledsoe says the same thing happened in 2005, when the baby Jesus was stolen from the same location. The figure was returned to the scene several hours later. “We’re hoping that same thing will happen again,” Bledsoe said. The figure had been filled with 80 pounds of concrete, but that was not enough to deter thieves.