Grinch steals Grinch from Vernon Christmas display

Owners saddened by theft of beloved homemade five-foot-high Grinch display from yard near Fulton

This homemade, hand-painted five-foot-high Grinch was taken from an outdoor Christmas display at a home near Fulton Secondary Sunday evening, Nov. 22. (Photo submitted)

This homemade, hand-painted five-foot-high Grinch was taken from an outdoor Christmas display at a home near Fulton Secondary Sunday evening, Nov. 22. (Photo submitted)

A real-life Grinch has saddened a Vernon family by stealing a Christmas Grinch figure.

Lolly Barr said she heard a noise at her home across from Fulton Secondary School at around 11:30 or 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. She said she got up and looked but saw nothing.

In the morning, Barr discovered her five-foot-high Grinch that was displayed in her yard was gone.

“This was made for me by my brother-in-law,” said Barr. “I’m extremely sad because we are on the light-up tour and he is a huge part of our display.”

The theft of the handmade, hand-painted display has been reported to the RCMP.

If anybody knows anything about the incident, please call Barr at 250-260-0434 or the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

You can also report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip at nokscrimestoppers.com.

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