The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Sunday morning burglary of an area haunted house near Caddo Mills.
Thousands of dollars in specialized masks and other equipment were reported taken during the break-in at the Haunt House, according to Chief Deputy Rick McDonald.
The burglary was reported to have occurred after the attraction at 4395 West Interstate 30, had closed for operations Saturday. McDonald said the owner of The Haunt House responded after an alarm sounded at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday.
“That’s when he found an external fence had been violated,” McDonald said.
The front door of the building, and several doors inside the attraction, had been kicked in.
“They stole $4,000 worth of masks,” McDonald said, referring to the items worn by cast members of the show. But the masks were not the kind which can be purchased at any costume shop.
“Those were specialty masks,” McDonald said of the handmade items. “There are no two masks the same.”
The burglars also stoke candy and soft drinks and an assortment of “Be Calm and Haunt On” shirts from inside the building.
McDonald said the investigation was still under way as of Tuesday evening.
Anyone with information concerning the break-in is being asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 903-453-6800 or Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.