Texas man gets back at Grinch who stole his Christmas decorations

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A Texas man targeted by a Christmas decoration thief is taking matters into his own hands. Now, the holiday music has a new tone outside his San Antonio home.


“We’re not going to let some Grinch steal our Christmas for us,” Ken Lamkin explained.

Early Christmas Eve, Lamkin’s surveillance camera captured someone stealing roughly $400 worth of decorations from outside his house.

“It reminds me of the movie, “The Grinch,” when the Grinch was going through the town, taking everybody’s presents and decorations and stuff like that,” he recalled, adding that he ended up taking a little inspiration from the Dr. Seuss classic.

“We printed up some posters, put them up on some board, wanted to keep it in the spirit of things, so we made it like a Christmas decoration,” Lamkin continued.

His yard is now filled with six giant screenshot photos of the alleged thief – and the famous Grinch song on repeat. There’s also a giant projector screen to play the surveillance video.

“It’s loud enough to get the message across,” he said about the music.

Whoever pilfered the decorations managed to get away, but Lamkin remains optimistic for his own storybook ending.

“Hopefully, something will happen, and it will touch his heart, and he will change,” Lamkin said. “Maybe he’ll return all of the things he’s stolen, just like the Grinch did.”