Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell Arrests The Grinch

Children in Ouachita Parish can sleep soundly Christmas Eve night knowing Christmas is once again safe this year. Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell issued a press release this morning stating The Grinch has been arrested.

“The Grinch, aka Mr. Grinch, a resident of Mount Crumpit near Whoville, has been arrested earlier this morning and is currently being held in OCC” Sheriff Russell stated in the release.

Sheriff Russell said his department had received reliable information Friday afternoon 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 set up surveillance and were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of Highway 165 South near Prairie Road.   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 165.  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.”

With the taped conversation as evidence, Ouachita Deputies moved in to make the arrest just after daylight this morning. After a short foot chase, The Grinch was caught and arrested. Video of the arrest and mug shot are available by clicking the links below.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators interviewed The Grinch after the arrest. 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!”

Click the links below for video of the apprehension and at OCC.



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