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Festive Criminal Breaks Into Home and Puts Up Christmas Decorations

Terry Trent decorates Christmas tree after breaking in
Montgomery County Jail / Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Now here’s a case of a crook with some Christmas spirit.

After breaking into the Henderson’s Vandalia, OH home, Terry Trent could have taken anything he wanted. But instead the 44-year old, who police say was high on bath salts, put up the family’s Christmas decorations. This might be the first time in history where someone pulled a “reverse Grinch.”

By the time the Henderson’s 11-year old son came home, Trent was sitting on the couch, watching TV and playing with toys. According to Tamara Henderson, when her son called to tell her what was going on, Trent was polite to her boy, telling him, “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. I’ll get my things and go.”

However, Trent wasn’t able to get out of there before the cops arrived.

The yuletide bandit, who has a history of drug charges, was arrested for burglary, although the only thing he seems to have stolen this time was the electricity to watch TV. At least the family doesn’t have to argue over who gets to put the star on top of the tree this year.

[via Gawker]

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