Pearl, Miss-Pearl Police Officers arrested the Grinch following a crime spree across the city. The Grinch, age unknown, from Brandon, was caught red-handed leaving a home in the Country Place subdivision with a present he stole from under the Christmas tree.

The Grinch was also caught on camera nabbing gifts at the Pearl Senior Services Center and a store at the Outlets of Mississippi. You can view video of the crime spree and his arrest on the City’s YouTube channel at

“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 December 26.