TURNS out the Grinch is real, and he’s actually a woman.
A Massachusetts woman was arrested on Thursday after she stole $500 worth of toys donated to her neighbours’ five children.
The kids were set to receive a haul of toys from the charity Toys for Tots, a program which distributes toys to US children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.
On Christmas Eve Janice Tully volunteered to drive the children’s parents to two Toys for Tots pickup locations so their kids could have “the best Christmas ever”, reports Gawker.
But after they picked up their toys at the second location, Ms Tully bolted off with $500 worth of goodies and left the parents stranded.
They took a taxi home and when they confronted Ms Tully, she told her neighbours that the toys were gone.
But police later found some of the “missing” toys in her car boot and she would not reveal where the rest were.
But don’t worry, this story has a happy ending.
Ms Tully was fined $250 and Toys for Tots replaced the missing toys just in time for Christmas.