Authorities in Northeast Ohio arrest ‘The Grinch’

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Yes, he still very much is a mean one. The Grinch, that is.

Authorities in Stark and Summit counties joined forces ahead of the weekend to spread Christmas cheer and jolly laughter.

Their attempt at a humor included a play-by-play of the “investigation” to locate and arrest the protagonist from the 1966 holiday classic.

Officials began the search for the Mount Crumpit resident for the following charges, according to a Dec. 9 Facebook post from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office:

  • Breaking and Entering
  • Theft
  • Grand Larceny

Officers were able to locate and take the bad banana with a greasy black peel into custody on Dec. 16, according to a Facebook post from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

PUBLIC NOTICE: This afternoon deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office located the Grinch and have taken him...

Posted by Summit County Sheriff's Office on Friday, December 16, 2022

Mr. Grinch was transported to the Stark County Jail for booking, where he will be separated by thirty-nine-and-a-half feet from others.

“Despite this one staring down with a Grinchy frown, we could not let him disrupt the warm lighted windows across our towns,” Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier said in a comment.

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Alec Sapolin

Alec Sapolin

Alec Sapolin joined Cleveland 19 News as a Digital Content Producer in March 2022.