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Rick Lord Window shopping in California, a decoration causing problems down in Georgia, and a golden donation in South Dakota on this USA Update

December 25, 2013
Reporter: Rick Lord


California... video released showing last minute shoppers in San Jose getting too much holiday excitement. Watch the car as it goes right through the front entrance of a WalMart. The driver then got out of the car, grabbed some type of blunt object and began assaulting customers. One victim was seriously hurt; three other people were treated at the scene and released. Other customers eventually subdued the man until police got there to arrest him...

Georgia... one Berkeley Lake family thinks their Christmas decoration is funny, but not everyone is laughing. For the last five years, the family has hung up a stuffed dummy in a Santa hat, clinging to the roof gutter, out of reach of his collapsed ladder. But here's the problem-- some people driving by think it's is real, and they're calling 911. On advice from emergency crews, the family removed the decoration. But then everyone in the neighborhood complained, so they put it back up...

South Dakota... the Salvation Army in Sioux Falls is celebrating another big donation from Down Under. For the second time in a month, a small gold bar from the mint in Perth was left in a red kettle. Similar bars were also donated in nearby Rapid City this month. It's a nice boost for the organization, who says donations have been down overall this year. And that's been a 24-karat USA Update.

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