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Grinch steals inflatable Grinch from Fayetteville business

Posted December 14, 2011

— He might be as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as a an eel, but a Fayetteville business desperately wants their Mr. Grinch back.

Thieves made off late Tuesday or early Wednesday with an 8-foot-tall inflatable Grinch and his dog, Max, that was outside the Residential Group, a real estate company on Roxie Avenue.

Company officials said they found the ties that held him in place severed on the ground when they arrived for work Wednesday.

"I don't know who would be so anti-Christmas to steal our Grinch," Sherril Watkins said.

"They need to bring him back because the Grinch is always good in the end. He turns into a nice guy, so please be nice and bring him back," Sue Jones said.

The inflated Grinch was worth about $100, they said.

Another Grinch and Max disappeared from outside the business in 2005 and were never returned. A story by WRAL News inspired someone in Raleigh to offer a replacement.


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  • klotzv Dec 15, 2011

    Karma baby!!! Thats what I think!!

  • awood2 Dec 15, 2011

    that's just plain sorry!

  • westernwake1 Dec 15, 2011

    ♫ You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
    You really are a heel.
    Taking our inflatables,
    Makes you unwanted as a bad housing deal.
    Mr. Grinch. ♪

  • NCStatePack Dec 15, 2011

    Maybe they didn't pay him royalties???

  • raggy831 Dec 15, 2011

    Maybe they need to put a tracking device in Max! Hope they find it but I have my doubt's

  • CharmedLife Dec 15, 2011

    I'd be willing to bet it's the same person that stole it back in 2005!!!! Shame on you, whoever you are!!!!

  • Rass Dec 15, 2011

    I believe this is AGAIN !!! They took it last year same business, same Grinch ! lol... Man o man

  • westernwake1 Dec 14, 2011

    '"I don't know who would be so anti-Christmas to steal our Grinch," Sherril Watkins said'

    I would search for some green guy who really doesn't like Christmas.

  • Milkman Dec 14, 2011

    Ive been looking for one everywhere. I'd love to find one for $100. I should call and see where they got it! And that's not cool stealing someone's Grinch.