January 12, 2022

The Grinch Who Regretted


The Grinch Who Regretted

“Dear residents! My deepest apologies. I confess I went too far with the alcohol. I am ready to financially compensate for the damage for the toys."

– Anonymous Christmas Tree Thief from Krasnoyarsk

A contrite and allegedly once-drunk young man confessed to stealing a decorated Christmas tree from a house in Krasnoyarsk’s micro district Pashenny.

A video went up on YouTube on January 9 where two men enter an elevator, one notices a video camera, and then recommends that his comrade put on a gas mask; they then ride the elevator, the hooligan in the mask returns to the first floor, snatches the Christmas tree, and then runs out into the street. 

While the culprit has not yet been found and the date of the theft is still uncertain (one of the video recordings shows the date of December 31, the other shows January 9), the remorseful young man did eventually return the tree.

 

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