An 8-foot-tall, 12-foot-wide inflatable dragon was stolen from a yard in the first block of East Beaumont Street between 10 p.m. Dec. 10 and 5 a.m. Dec. 11, according to Columbus police reports.
The dragon, worth $140, was part of a front-yard Christmas display, reports said. An LED projector worth $40 also was reported stolen.
The reporting officer noted, "Happy holidays!" in his account.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* Little Caesar's, 5548 N. High St., was the scene of an armed robbery at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 13, according to Columbus police reports.
Two men entered the business and made off with cash after at least one of them pulled out a gun, according to one of the responding officers.
Reports said about $700 was taken from a cash register and a safe.
* A man told police he was lured to an address in the 600 block of Royal Forest Boulevard at 6:40 p.m. Dec. 12 by someone he knew through Facebook. The victim said the person had offered to sell him a video-game console, but because he was on house arrest, the would-be buyer would have to come to him. The victim told police that when he arrived, the suspect and five other men, whom he could not describe, robbed him of his $200 cellphone and $400 in cash.
* Alleged embezzlement was reported to police at 12:28 p.m. Dec. 12. A representative of a business in the 5000 block of North High Street said that beginning Oct. 1 and continuing through Dec. 8, an employee had written a number of checks from the business to himself without authorization. The report did not include the dollar amounts involved.
* Two employees of a business in the 5000 block of North High Street said they were assaulted by a customer at 3:07 p.m. Dec. 7. The victims told officers the suspect had fled in a vehicle. One of the victims was bleeding from her nose and left eye and was treated by medics at the scene, reports said.
* Two reports of thefts from vehicles were taken Dec. 12 in the 100 block of Brevoort Road. One victim said a GPS unit worth $100 and was taken from his vehicle between 10 a.m. and midnight while it was parked in a garage. The other victim said a book bag was stolen from his vehicle, parked in his driveway.
Thefts from vehicles also took place Dec. 6 or 7 in the 200 block of Brighton Road, and Dec. 10 or 11 in the first block of East Pacemont Road.