Dec 25, 2012 1:03pm

Video: Christmas Shopping Rush Dognapper

A dognapper snatched a pet pooch from a New York City street as a little girl and her family were finishing up their holiday shopping. The Christmas Eve crime happened in daylight and was captured on surveillance video.  A man can be seen in the… Read More »

By Joshua Gardner

Dec 19, 2012 6:00am

Grinch Steals Christmas Care Packages Meant for Troops in Afghanistan

A Sacramento group that sends out hundreds of Christmas care packages to America’s troops serving abroad has fallen victim to a Grinch. Dec. 17 was the cut-off day for Move America Forward to get 350 care packages to the post office with the guarantee they’d… Read More »

Dec 11, 2012 3:05pm

Crimes Against Christmas: Grinchy Woman ‘Steals’ Trees, Sells Them, Pockets Cash

A Washington state good Samaritan who sells Christmas trees for charity was left dumbfounded when a woman who did not work on his lot began selling his trees, then once caught absconded with the cash she’d made. Justin Mayfield, 30, has opened Two-Five Trees in Tacoma… Read More »

Dec 11, 2012 1:26pm

Toys for Tots Drive Robbed of Over $6K in Gifts

Organizers of a Toys for Tots drive in Seattle have been left devastated after a Christmas Grinch broke into a facility storing over $6,000 worth of gifts for needy kids and stole nearly everything. Nichelle Hilton, who works at the East Cherry Branch of the… Read More »

Dec 3, 2012 2:18pm

Grinch Videotaped Stealing Christmas Decorations

A Texas man was caught by surveillance cameras stealing the holiday decorations from a front lawn in San Antonio this weekend. In footage obtained by ABC affiliate KSAT, the man can be seen driving past the house in a white vehicle early on Sunday morning,… Read More »

Nov 25, 2012 1:09pm

Man Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Isn’t Real

A real-life Grinch was arrested after he spoiled the holiday cheer at a parade, telling children that Santa isn’t real. The unidentified 24-year-old man, who had his hair gelled to look as though devil horns were protruding from his head, was arrested by police in… Read More »

Nov 19, 2012 1:40pm

Judge Rejects Suit by Christian Group for Nativity Display

A federal judge today knocked down an attempt by a group of Christians to force the city of Santa Monica, Calif., to host their Nativity displays during the month of December. The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee filed suit last month after the beachfront city… Read More »

Apr 24, 2012 2:03pm

Thieves Follow FedEx, Snatch Packages

A Portland, Ore.-area man was stunned after thieves drove up to his front door, snatched several packages, and dashed away. The incident happened all in a matter of minutes and it was all caught on camera. ABC Affiliate KATU caught up with the victim, who… Read More »

Dec 24, 2011 7:00am

Is Kissing Under the Mistletoe Dated?

The tree has been trimmed, the presents have been placed beneath it and chestnuts are roasting on an open fire as you relax and sip eggnog.  But  one item seems to be  missing from the holiday scenario this  season: a traditional branch of mistletoe hanging in the doorway. A  massive drought in… Read More »

By ABC News

Dec 23, 2011 3:31pm

Smashing Christmas: Vandals Batter Holiday Decor

While elaborate lighting displays are making the season extra merry for delighted onlookers, not everyone is in the holiday spirit: three Christmas displays in different places in the country have been trashed by vandals this month. Grinches tossed the baby Jesus from a nativity scene… Read More »