Brandon Ancell, 19, and Brandon Chait, 18, probably thought that the Grinch made it look so easy in Whoville. You just wait for Christmas gifts to arrive at houses and steal them. The problem arises when a neighbor plays the role of Cindy Lou Who with a camera.
The men are charged with thefts in Macomb County, a Detroit suburb. As is often case, they followed a UPS truck to snatch presents. Ancell above was captured straight on by the neighbor as he carried a large Macy’s box back to their 2010 Nissan Altima. The man then called 911 to report the thefts. Another neighbor also called the police from another street. That speaks well of the entire neighborhood.
Police say that they found a car filled with stolen items from clothing to cosmetics to a 30-pound bag of dog food. They must have one of those high-maintanence French poodles.
They were released on $5000 personal recognizance bonds.
Source: Smoking Gun