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Police use Grinch to remind shoppers to watch their items this holiday season

Posted at 7:36 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 07:36:06-05

He's possibly the most notorious holiday bandit, and now police are using the Grinch to help people keep their belongings safe this holiday season.

The Houston Police Department created a video showing just how easy it is for thieves to nab items from your car when you're out shopping.

While seeing the Grinch slinking around taking people's presents looks funny to some, police hope it will serve as a good reminder to always keep an eye on your things at a time of year when it's easy to become distracted.