The Grinch Got Caught For Christmas!

By: Kaycie Kile
WPJ Reporter

This past week on Thursday and Friday (December 22nd-23rd, 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm) Winn residents had the opportunity to come out and see the famous green Christmas criminal, The Grinch, for themselves! 


Children throughout Winn Parish can sleep soundly tonight.  Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan has arrested the famed Christmas thief, The Grinch.

Grinch, 56, a green male who resides on Mount Crumpit near Whoville, had been hiding in Winn Parish, waiting to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations, and presents for parish children.

Sheriff Cranford Jordan said, “We received a tip from Cindy Lou of Whoville who told us Grinch was heading to our parish.  We set up surveillance and were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of US 167 between Dodson and Tannehill.  We secretly placed a microphone on his collar and let him go.   Thankfully, he went to Grinch who was hiding in the woods near Highway 505.  Grinch tells his dog everything, so we were able to listen in on his plans to ruin Christmas.”

Once investigators had the evidence, they were able to apprehend Grinch after a short foot chase.  When told that they had listened while he confessed his plans to his dog, Grinch said, “How could it be so?  It came without ribbons!  It came without tags!  It came without packages, boxes or bags!”

“My hope is that residents of Winn Parish can now relax and have a very Merry Christmas,” said Sheriff Jordan as he booked Grinch into the parish jail.  Then he turned to the Grinch and said, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.  You really are a heel.”

Thank you to the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and all its staff for the effort and patience it takes every year to bring this holiday event to our community!