In the children’s story by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch steals Christmas presents from homes in the fictitious town of Whoville. In Niagara Falls over the weekend, a real-life Grinch entered a pair of yards and pilfered holiday decorations, including a giant inflatable Grinch.
The green meanie was taken from a 74th Street yard sometime between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, police said. The stolen inflatable was valued at $60.
A North Avenue woman reported that two inflatables were stolen from her front yard shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday. She said that she took her boyfriend to work and returned around 5:45 a.m. to find that her helicopter-flying Santa inflatable was missing, along with a holiday Minion. She estimated her loss at $120.