"I like to decorate the house," he said. "Christmas is festive. If people stop and look at our lights, it makes me happy."
This is from a Jewish man who never decorated the home growing up.
"I was always jealous," he said.
Miller goes all out.
"There are 45 strands of lights I strung on the house," he said. "I like to go a little bit overboard."
Many people in his neighborhood decorate, but it's not a competition.
"We're one of the nicer ones," Miller said.
So you understand how Miller felt when there was a minor hiccup in his display.
"Four or five years ago, our driveway lights got cut in one place. 'Not a big deal,' I thought. It was an accident," Miller said. "Maybe one of the kids running through the yard tripped over it snapped in the cold."
Miller fixed it that day, but he continued to find the cut in his lights in the same place, between the same two bulbs, year after year, Christmas after Christmas.
"We were suspicious that the lights were being cut by a neighbor. Initially [I was] mad. Then it developed almost into a challenge. I really thought it was a person," he said.
"Our plan was to put the video on YouTube to try to embarrass them, to call all the news stations to see if they would pick up on the story. Label this person as a Grinch," Miller said.
He installed a camera and lights hooked up to a motion detector. Finally, on Thursday, the culprit was busted.
"I was so excited 'cause they were caught in broad daylight," Miller said. "Then we looked at the tape. I was so disappointed. I actually thought we were going to catch a person and go through with my plan."
But the menace is a rabbit.
Miller can't do much about it.
"Now it's gonna be human versus rabbit," he said.
If cayenne pepper doesn't work, Miller is seriously thinking of buying coyote or fox urine online to get this thing to stay away
"It's Christmas. Gotta keep the lights up," he said.
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