Mrs. Grinch? Woman Caught Stealing Christmas Decorations
December 17, 2013
An Escambia County woman was busted red handed Monday morning taking Christmas decorations out of front yards.
Daphne Ann Whited, age 44 of Cantonment, drove around the Tributary Street neighborhood, taking decorations from yards and placing them inside her vehicle, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
One resident, Sean Young, caught Whited on camera and posted the photos to his Facebook page.
“I asked her if she needed help putting my stuff in her car,” Young wrote on Facebook. “Then I took her picture.”
Whited was charged with multiple counts of petit larceny and possession of marijuana. She was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $1,000 bond. Several victims were located and their decorations returned.
Whited told deputies that an ad on Craiglist said the decorations were on a lawn free for the taking on Tributary Street.
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