Warren, Warren Police Department, Mayor James Fouts, Grinch, Home Invasion Police Catch Real-Life Grinch Who Stole Presents During Home Invasion – CBS Detroit

WARREN (WWJ) — A real-life “Grinch” is behind bars tonight thanks to the work of the Warren Police Department.

Police say 27-year-old Amanda Larue — a single mom — was alerted by her security system of a home invasion taking place at her residence on Wednesday evening. When she opened up her home security app, she could see the man filling a bag with presents from under the Christmas tree — presents that belonged to her eight-year-old daughter.

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The suspect was able to get away, but on Friday he was located and arrested. While Warren Police officers investigated this crime, they also started a collection to replace the gifts — raising over $500 for new gifts, $100 for food, and other toys.

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“This is another great job by the Warren Police Department,” Warren Mayor James Fouts said in a statement. “I am happy that we were able to make a quick arrest for the family, and that the Grinch is going to jail.”

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The suspect is expected in court for an arraignment on Dec. 27. His identity has not been released at this time.