One of my favorite radio shows is The Big Little Jesus from the old Jack Webb-produced “Dragnet” series (originally aired in 1953). It’s the story of two L.A. Police detectives detailed to an impossible case on Christmas Eve: Find a Baby Jesus figure stolen from a Nativity Scene in the Barrio, and arrest the culprit. It’s a beautiful story. (Listen to it here.)

What follows is a roundup of links to stories of actual creche kleptomania this Christmastime: