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Real Grinch Strikes Chapel Hill

Posted December 7, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Grinch who stole Christmas has given up the Dr. Seuss town of Whoville in favor of Chapel Hill. Flags, lights, dozens of wreaths, a live Christmas tree, and even Frosty and some of his friends were found stashed in a University of North Carolina fraternity house.

A woman saw someone stealing some of her own decorations, and followed the person back to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. When police arrived, they found the place decked out with stolen holiday items.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Anyone in Chapel Hill who is missing some decorations and think you might have been a victim of this thief should call Chapel Hill police tomorrow morning after 8:30 at919-968-2767.