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12.16.20 – WAPT — By Mary Grace Eppes – PEARL, Miss.

Christmas has officially been saved for residents in the Jackson metro area.https://7f33979af233043709dada00a0107aac.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.htmlAdvertisement

Officials with the Pearl Police Department made a stunning announcement Wednesday regarding an arrest of one of the department’s most wanted criminals. The Grinch, whose crime spree across the City of Pearl left residents terrified this holiday season, is officially behind bars.

The Grinch, age unknown and from Brandon (of course), was caught red-handed leaving a home in the Country Place subdivision with a present he stole from under the Christmas tree. Pearl police said The Grinch was also caught on camera nabbing gifts at the Pearl Senior Services Center and a store at the Outlets of Mississippi.

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“I am so grateful to Pearl Police for saving Christmas and locking up that Grinch!” said Santa Claus in a statement released by the North Pole. “I look forward to all the children in Mississippi opening their presents Christmas morning and not having them stolen. Thank you Pearl PD!”

The Grinch will be held without bond until Dec. 26.

Thank you, Pearl PD.