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Sheriff Arrests Grinch,Christmas Is Safe

Children throughout Washington Parish can sleep soundly tonight.  Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal has arrested the famed Christmas thief, The Grinch.

 Grinch, 56, a green male who resides on Mount Crumpit near Whoville, had been hiding in Washington Parish, waiting to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations and presents for parish children.

 Sheriff Randy Seal said, “We received a tip from Cindy Lou of Whoville who told us Grinch was heading to our parish.  We set up surveillance and were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of Highway 10 between Bogalusa and Franklinton.  We secretly placed a microphone on his collar and let him go.   Thankfully, he went to Grinch who was hiding in the woods near Highway 62.  Grinch tells his dog everything, so we were able to listen in on his plans to ruin Christmas.”

 Once investigators had the evidence, they were able to apprehend Grinch after a short foot chase.  When told that they had listened while he confessed his plans to his dog, Grinch said, “How could it be so?  It came without ribbons!  It came without tags!  It came without packages, boxes or bags!”

 “My hope is that residents of Washington Parish can now relax and have a very Merry Christmas,” said Sheriff Seal as he booked Grinch into the parish jail.  Then he turned to the Grinch and said, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.  You really are a heel.”

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