Baby Jesus Statue Stolen and Returned will get GPS

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) – The baby Jesus is getting a tracking device.

A statue of the newborn Jesus recently stolen and then returned to a central Indiana retirement home will soon be equipped with a GPS monitor.

New York-based BrickHouse Security is donating several GPS monitors to the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin that will be put inside the Jesus statue and the home's other Nativity figurines.

The 2-foot-long baby Jesus statue was stolen from the Masonic Home in Franklin on Dec. 7 and then returned four days later.

BrickHouse Security spokesman Michael Stolyar tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1v2YKcn ) the company decided to make the donations after reading about the statue's plight.

He says BrickHouse runs a “GPS Jesus'' program that's been loaning satellite-tracking equipment to U.S. churches and nonprofits for about nine years.

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  Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com