Sunday, December 23, 2007


BAL HARBOUR, Fla. -- A baby Jesus statue is getting a GPS tracking device for Christmas.

The statue, part of a nativity scene in the city's Founders Circle, will be equipped with the device after a previous baby statue went missing, even though it had been bolted down.

The new figure was donated by a Jeffrey Harris, a Jewish attorney in Cincinnati, who read about the crime online.

Mary and Joseph statues in the display will also be fitted with GPS devices according to Dina Cellini, who oversees the display.

The devices are being bought using residents' contributions and Cellini's own money.

Cellini has also installed a four-foot high a plexiglass screen in front of the display.

"I don't anticipate this will ever happen again," Cellini said, "but we may need to rely on technology to save our savior."

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