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Police: 'Grinch' Tried to Steal Christmas, But Caught by Alert Neighbor



    Police: 'Grinch' Tried to Steal Christmas, But Caught by Alert Neighbor
    Norwood Police Department
    Police say these packages were stolen off of the doorsteps of Norwood, Massachusetts, residents.

    Police in a Massachusetts town say they were able to stop a Christmas Grinch from getting away with stealing packages thanks to an alert neighbor.

    Nakia Juwan Gunter, 43, of Norwood, faces multiple charges, including larceny and several counts of receiving stolen property, according to police. It's unclear if he has an attorney or when he will be arraigned.

    A neighbor told police they saw someone steal a package from a nearby home on Tuesday, and was able to provide a description of the suspect, the vehicle and the license plate number to dispatchers.

    Eventually, an officer saw Gunter's vehicle, which matched the caller's description, and an investigation revealed that he had packages in his car that did not belong to him.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Gunter was arrested and taken to police headquarters. Investigators received consent to search his Jefferson Drive home, where they found more packages that are believed to have been stolen.

    Norwood police said some officers are spending Wednesday "traveling around town in their black and white sleighs, playing Santa" in order to return the stolen items.

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