Monday, December 19, 2011
In Case You Missed It CMPD Issues a BOLO for The Grinch
Hill's homemade Grinch
WBTV is reporting the following:
A couple of Christmas grinches are lurking in south Charlotte and police want your help in locating them both.
Anthony Hill spent hours this year making a homemade grinch as part of his outdoor Christmas decorations, based on the beloved book Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
"Our neighbors have loved it this year," Hill said. "We received a card hand drawn by neighborhood kids depicting the scene and another family sent us a card thanking us for the decor."
But sometime in the early morning hours of Monday, a real-life grinch stole the decoration, along with the ladder he was on, from the side of Hill's house on Covedale Drive in the Sardis Woods community.
Hill made the six foot tall grinch out of chicken wire with green fur over the wire, he said. A wooden sign that said, "Welcome to Whoville" was also taken.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating and listed the stolen decorations at $300, according to the incident report.
Anyone who sees or knows where either grinch may be hiding is asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
"Hopefully, it will show up," Hill said.
Mister Grinch whose full name is:
Mister Doctor Hector Sylvester Jerome Smitty Susan Anna Jumanji Judster HuckDuck Little Banzooga Dink Grinch has not yet been recovered.
More photos along with WBTV's report is here.