OUACHITA PARISH (OPSO) - Children in Ouachita Parish can sleep soundly tonight knowing Christmas is once again safe this year. Earlier this morning, Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell issued this press release stating The Grinch has been arrested.
The Grinch, aka Mr. Grinch, a resident of Mount Crumpit near Whoville, is currently being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center.
Sheriff Russell said his department had received reliable information late Wednesday evening from Cindy Lou of Whoville that The Grinch was hiding in Ouachita Parish and was planning to steal all the Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations and presents that were for Ouachita Parish children.
“We received a tip from Cindy Lou detailing the plans of the Grinch. We immediately launched an investigation to try and locate Grinch before he could carry out his plans, knowing we only had a few hours to locate him before Christmas. Late Wednesday night, deputies were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of Highway 80 between the Calhoun and Cheniere communities. We caught Max, secretly placed a microphone on his collar, and then let him continue on his way”, said Sheriff Russell. “Fortunately, he went straight to The Grinch who was hiding in the woods near Highway 15 in West Ouachita Parish. We knew The Grinch always told his dog everything, so we were able to listen to him tell Max of his plans to ruin Christmas for the children in our parish.”
Early this morning, with the taped conversation as evidence, Ouachita Deputies moved in to make the arrest. After a brief foot chase, The Grinch was caught and arrested.
When The Grinch was told deputies had listened to his conversation with Max, The 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 all the residents of Ouachita Parish can now relax and have a very Merry Christmas” said Sheriff Russell, as he was booking The Grinch at OCC.
Then Sheriff Russell turned to The Grinch and said “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel!”