What-A-Grinch: Thief returns restaurant's Christmas tree after heart grows 3 sizes

Seguin Police Department posts Grinch/Whataburger video to Facebook

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SEGUIN, Texas - UPDATE: The man, better known as the Grinch by the Seguin Police Department, found his holiday cheer and returned the small Christmas tree after stealing it from a Whataburger in Seguin on Dec. 5th.

SPD said in a Facebook post on Monday that the Seguin man stole the tree on a dare but returned it days later.

"Grinch (unidentified man) did come in to the Seguin Police Station and will be doing 'community service' for his dastardly deed, which seems appropriate seeing as Christmas grace is what he needs," SPD said in the Facebook post. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The Seguin Police Department are searching for the culprit who stole a small Christmas tree at a Whataburger restaurant in Seguin about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes this thief of holiday cheer to call the department at 830-379-2123 and ask for Officer Martina Wissmann.

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Bonus: If your tip leads to the thief's arrest you’ll get a bright orange and white gift card to Whataburger.

Whataburger staff members saved money to buy the tree and made the ornaments themselves, according to a Facebook post.

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