Grinch is loose. He one of Santa’s helpers wakes up to find his truck full of gear and props stolen from his driveway.
Toledo, Ohio — No one wants to be on the naughty list this time of year, but someone does. That’s because someone stole it from one of his one of Santa’s helpers.
Jeffrey Heft, a professional Santa Claus, parked his truck in his driveway after returning from a weekend of events.
And early Monday morning, the truck was gone.
It contained a custom Santa suit, reindeer and a unique sleigh worth thousands of dollars.
“If someone wants to dismantle a truck, I buy another one,” Hoeft said. “But I would like to return another irreplaceable thing that is irreplaceable to me.”
And of course, it’s his busiest time of the year. He’s getting ready for the big night and listening to what the kids want.
“Between home visits and Toledo, most of my weekends are booked.
Zoo, company visit. I do a lot during this time,” he said.
He filed a police report and said he could not understand why or how someone would steal a 17-foot moving truck from a quiet neighborhood.
He also has a camera, but the one above his garage is not working.
I now hope that the money I have spent over the past three years is not lost.
“The tens of thousands of dollars I spent came out of my severance pay, vacation funds, and what I usually earn on weekdays,” he said.
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Hoeft said the thieves would get the coal.
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