Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: ‘Grinch’ Steals $8K+ Worth of Christmas Decorations

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a mother chasing down the thief that stole her daughter’s phone, a man caught in an earthquake and more.

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos…

December is one of the most joyous times of the year thanks to its numerous holidays. It’s especially joyous this year as we can finally say goodbye to the mess that has been 2020.

Unfortunately, there are some real-life “grinches” out there as you will see in this week’s compilation. The most notable comes from Boston, where he was caught on camera robbing a Christmas tree lot.

The surveillance footage shows him using a dumpster to jump over the fence, and then proceed to steal a Christmas tree, dozens of wreaths, cash and even equipment. He would end up costing the business $8K-$10K.

At least there haven’t been any reports (yet) of Frosty the Snowman being assaulted.

Also this week…

Surveillance video from Brazil shows a mother and daughter walking down the street when suddenly a man on a bicycle rides by and snatches the girl’s phone.

Irate, the mother instantly turns around and begins chasing the suspect, whacking him with her giant umbrella. The suspect then crashes as he transitions from the sidewalk to the street and that would be the end of him.

The mother and daughter wrestle with the man to get the phone back before being assisted by passersby.

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s top surveillance videos which include more real-life grinches, an amusing package delivery and more.

Watch the Top Surveillance Videos of the Week

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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