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OSU fraternity accused of stealing Christmas tree

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Corvallis police arrested five Oregon State University fraternity members caught cutting down a Christmas tree.

Patrol officers noticed men running and hiding Sunday night outside a Corvallis School District building, the Harding Center.

Sgt. Jef Van Arsdall told the Corvallis Gazette-Times the men admitted cutting down a 20-foot blue spruce and said they planned to use it as the Christmas tree at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

They're facing criminal mischief charges.

The Harding Center houses a number of Corvallis School District programs, like the district's alternative high school.

(Copyright 2011 KPTV. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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