Mr. Grinch charged with theft after arrest in Clarksville

Mr. Grinch charged with theft after arrest in Clarksville

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Dec 23, 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Christmas is saved as the infamous Mr. Grinch has been caught in Tennessee. 

Arrested Sunday in Clarksville, the 56-year-old Grinch was booked on theft charges, with a $1 million bond set at the Montgomery Country Jail. 

With a heart two sizes too small, Grinch has since reverted back to his old present-stealing ways.

"We received a tip from Cindy Lou, of Whoville, who said after failing to stop Christmas in several other cities, he was headed to our area," said Sheriff John Fuson. Lou is famously known as one of the Grinch's first victims.

Trading Mount Crumpit for Dunbar Cave, NewsChannel 5 reports, "investigators outfitted his dog Max with an undetectable tracking device and audio receiver [while at the Dog Park,] and learned Mr. Grinch had set up his operations in Dunbar Cave, and had planned to pay a visit to the houses of several elected officials in Montgomery County." Added Fuson, "thankfully, for our investigation, Grinch tells his dog [Max] everything."

With enough evidence to support their arrest, Fuson says, "my hopes are that the citizens of our county can now have a very Merry Christmas, and enjoy their families and feasts without the fear of this anti-holiday beast." 

One day, maybe the Grinch will remember that "Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."


*Please note: "This story is fictional. Names, details, and the picture were provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office." Happy Holidays!

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.