Finally some law and order. Vandal found, arrested, released on bail. Not sure if he’ll return to court or what his address is, but he’s probably too scared to do it again. Probably.

Via Fox News.

A New Jersey town’s search for the vandal who damaged a popular Christmas lights display came to an end Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized rodent.

Officials in Sea Girt, 65 miles south of New York City, spent the past week scrambling to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough’s annual tree lighting on Friday, WNBC-TV reported.

The morning after the ceremony, the Sea Girt Police Department said it caught the vandal in the act, posting photos on social media of a squirrel climbing on the display and trying to take a bite out of the wires before running away.

“The Sea Girt Police Department is proud to report that the case of our broken holiday lights has been solved,” the department said in a press release. “We are happy that no human acted as a grinch in this incident. The squirrel was ‘charged’ with criminal mischief and released on bail.”

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  1. Dragon Lady says:

    “Released on bail”? Hmmmm, I have a Wire Fox and a Cairn who would LOOOVE to patrol that area, and at no charge.

  2. midget says:

    This squirrel’s relatives did a hit job on our cable wires too several years ago
    and I’m sure they will come back to finish the job.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Likely related to the SQ in the movie, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    Thanks for that mugshot…Though I’m suspicious ‘The Squirrel’ is his real name. Sounds like the nickname that Tony Soprano gave him while they were enjoying the adult entertainment at the Bada Bing. It’s a ‘Jersey Thing’…

    posted 12/5 753am Texas[What Exit?]Time

  5. VelvetHammer says:

    Hey! This fella looks suspiciously like the varmint that vandalized and short-circuited my backyard tree lights!!!! Twice!!! He’s a scampering little guy for ending up all the way over in NJ! Stay there now too! 🙂

  6. Americanvln1 says:

    The trial by jury will be postponed until the court can obtain unbiased jurors!

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