Real-Life Lady Grinch Arrested at New Jersey Wawa: Police

A real-life Grinch was arrested after allegedly plucking the holiday cheer from New Jerseyans’ yards.

Jeanette P. Montanez was tracked down to a Wawa in Gloucester Township after quiet onlookers said they saw her steal Christmas decorations from two homes on the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue in Blackwood, New Jersey.

A concerned community member saw the holiday buzzkill and was able to partially identify her vehicle, leading police to her arrest.

The stolen decorations, and the accompanying holiday cheer, were returned to their rightful owners.

Montanez was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of criminal attempt.

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