Deputies arrest 'The Grinch,' charged with 'attempting to steal Christmas'

(Jackson County Iowa Sheriff's Office)

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(Jackson County Iowa Sheriff's Office)

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office told the residents of Maquoketa, Iowa, that they can sleep well this Christmas Eve after officers apprehended “The Grinch.”

The humorous post was added to their official Facebook Page Monday afternoon, noting that his heart may be growing:

"He has shown considerable improvement with his Christmas spirit, and will be released once his heart has finished growing three sizes. "

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The “suspect” was transported to the Jackson County Detention Center without incident.

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