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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Grinch Came Early This Year

A Portland man has been charged with breaking into the home of a Gray woman and stealing Christmas presents. Philip Scott was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase from Cumberland to Portland. It was only then that officers learned of his involvement in the burglary.
When officers visited a home early Wednesday morning where they were told the stolen presents would be, they saw a stolen Christmas stocking with the name "Kayla" on it hanging from a hook in the living room.

The woman who lived at the home said Scott told her to mind her own business when she asked him earlier in the day where the presents had come from, [Capt. Bill] Rhoads said.

The stolen items included a PlayStation video game console, an iPod, shoes, clothing, a paintball gun and accessories, and other items. Some of the stolen presents were intended for the woman's son, who has been serving in Iraq, Rhoads said.

"What a Grinch," he said. [Link]
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