The Grinch Who Stole Our [Reader's] Christmas Wreath (Caught On Tape)

From our reader:

Greetings,

I’m looking to enlist your support in some public shaming. You can also point-out the utility of installing a video camera system during a renovation :)

This Grinch stole the Christmas wreath from the front door of my house early Friday morning. She looks like a fairly put-together person, why is she out stealing in the middle of the night? Pacific Heights of course…

The Grinch comes then goes, and returns (cloaked/disguised) at 2:07.

Poor Pacific Heights. It gets such a bad rap…Maybe we need to put a little “Chopper” in Pacific Heights.

[Update: Some questions answered...

[Update #2: From the reader when we informed him/her of the # of links coming to our site for this post, "Good stuff indeed. Channel 7 wants to run a story on it tonight. And it seems the mystery lady has a name..." Guess you'll have to check Channel 7 (anybody got the link to a report) for the name, and apparently a friend of the owner has placed a new wreath on their door, with a lock hopefully. ;-) ]

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37 thoughts on “The Grinch Who Stole Our [Reader's] Christmas Wreath (Caught On Tape)”

  1. That is just SHAMELESS! If someone is so desperate for some door decoration, pick some flowers or foliage and place it on there. So sorry!

  2. Instead of a wreath form, I loosely zip-tied by boughs together and then zip-tied that to the gate. Decorations went inside. Zip-ties to the rescue!

  3. I do not trust this video to be what it says it is. A handheld camera means a person watching the theft,yet does nothing. Someone is being dishonest…

  4. Hah, probably one of those atheistic, blue-state, anti-capitalist, anti-fun, left-coast neighbors of yours!

    Obama would applaud her for redistributing your wealth, taking away your fun, and denigrating the Christian/ Pagan (yeah wreathes are a pagan vestige) tradition!

    Gotta love it!

    Newsom 2012

    Alex, she probably found out that you are a registered Republican! I know how you feel, bro!

  5. FYI: This is a video of someone recording from a TV screen which is showing the playback of the security camera, NOT someone with a handheld camera recording the theft.

  6. Ahem. This video was taken with an iPhone recording the video monitor of the security system. The home-owner was not awake at 3am on Friday morning.

    [Editor's Note: Correct, and "Kris Dunn" you're wrong, but I still love ya!]

  7. One more example of why a Public Option Healthcare system should include a massive infusion of Free Psycological Care.
    I’m sure there is more to the story if we could find out more………
    Merry Christmas and a Bah Humbug to the people who feel shame is answer to treatment.

  8. By Kris Dunn…Hah, probably one of those atheistic, blue-state, anti-capitalist, anti-fun, left-coast neighbors of yours!

    Obama would applaud her for redistributing your wealth, taking away your fun, and denigrating the Christian/ Pagan (yeah wreathes are a pagan vestige) tradition!

    Gotta love it!

    Newsom 2012

    Alex, she probably found out that you are a registered Republican! I know how you feel, bro!

    ——————————-
    christ, I find it extremely humorous that the radical right wing zealots/lonny toons out there can associate anything they deem “bad” ‘wrong” in the world with Obama…get over it, you lost the election move on…after eight years of abject failure you should be glad the radical right wing conservative Republicans are outta power

    [Editor's note: I addressed Kris in another note, but couldn't agree with you ("theradicalrightiswrong") more.]

  9. Three times yesterday I smelled people smoking weed while walking around in Pacific Heights, perhaps coping with holiday depression. Weird juju.

    1. To answer a couple questions:

      1. This is a video of the security video. The owner was not sitting at his/her screen watching it unfold.
      2. Kris is just Kris. Radical Red State nuthead, but a good guy nonetheless. Don’t let him get to you.
      3. Here is more on the location from the reader/homeowner that sent the original vid, “She was last seen on-camera heading towards Divis, between Broadway and Pacific…”

      Thanks for all the great comments and thanks for reading theFrontSteps.

  10. alls you have to do is suspend the wreath by a wire and attach it to the inside of the door – you can hide unsightly wire w/ ribbon. She doesn’t look like she needed to steal a wreath, but by the looks of the home, I don’t think anyone there is going without anything.. .so play on tiny violin, play on

  11. What I find amusing is her decision, once she’s decided to steal it, is to return with her hood up. It’s as if she turned from a meek, slightly jealous and probably tipsy PH housfrau into KLEPTOWOMAN!

    She also does a convincing job of pretending to simply admire the craftsmanship on her scouting expedition.

    And what’s going on with her down at the lower right corner, out of the light. Looks like she’s stealing more stuff from the front of the house. Anyway, amusante. Thanks!

  12. Look at the video again… the hand held shots are of a video on a monitor. (You are watching a video of a video.)

    Hope you feel stupid now you stupid ass dummy!

  13. she’s replaying the security video and shooting the monitor. Probably didn’t know how to convert security tape to file for uploading. So the handholding is not the original video, it’s second generation shake.

  14. i had to watch it three times before it became evident..

    but this is clearly Hillary Clinton!

    she and obomo are taking this socialism thing toooo far.
    more to come though..!

  15. This ruins it for me! I was going to dip my wreaths in poison in case someone were to try to steal mine but I have a feeling I’ll get in trouble for doing so. Maybe I’ll just put some rabid squirrels and chipmunks in my wreaths next year! And please, I’m not a christian and for all of you who don’t know what it means to be atheists – stop using the word when you’re ignorant and blaming atheists! Some of us actually celebrate this time of year along with Christians as it is a time when everyone seems to feel a rebirth and appreciation for their fellow man. (Well I did until I saw this!)

  16. PEOPLE! What you are watching is a video recording of the security camera’s recording. Notice the seconds fly by as the homeowner fast-forwards through the previous night’s recording. This is for real. Shame on that thief!

  17. As stated by eM:

    She doesn’t look like she needed to steal a wreath, but by the looks of the home, I don’t think anyone there is going without anything.. .so play on tiny violin, play on

    Nice sentiments. The person BREAKING THE LAW looks too be too upscale for any sympathy for breaking the law; but since she’s STEALING from someone that is likely wealthy, it’s still okay that she’s BREAKING THE LAW. Nice to see that our republic is becoming one that doesn’t care about the rule of law after all.

  18. If you checked the demographics you would find there are considerably more democrats in the prison system than republicans (far, far, far more).

  19. “get over it, you lost the election move on…after eight years of abject failure you should be glad the radical right wing conservative Republicans are outta power”
    —————————————
    When you are done gloating you might want to wake up and realize that your wonder man and his liberal cohorts have nothing to show after a year in office other than $trillions in debt and a failed foreign policy. As for the wreath grinch, this woman is simply following the new socialist agenda that every person’s property belongs to the collective rather than individuals. Get used to it. At least its cheaper than liberals raising taxes to support their socialist endeavors.

  20. @theradicalrightiswrong
    The ones who lost are the American citizens, not supporters of the Republican Party only. While Obama inherited a massive debt, Obama increased it by over 50%, which will be paid by our children and grandchildren. Obama is really no better than Bush, and in fact, he is continuing to ruin this country that started with former presidents up to Bush 43. Furthermore, due to the election of Senators by way of Constitutional amendment, the disastrous healthcare bill that will really destroy this country may become a reality. Your grandparents and older aunts and uncles will suffer first because they will be denied healthcare, which is exactly the opposite of what the Democrats promised. If it does pass, I sense the only way to escape that is with speakeasy medical facilities and with an underground insurance system.

  21. Dummas, the video of the security tape was made after the thief was long gone, not while the robbery was in progress.

  22. No, if you’ll watch closely, the security monitor playback is being videotaped by a handheld camera, not the actual live performance of the thief.

  23. If the Dems pushed their original health care ideas through, rather than the overly and ultra compromised ones through, the country would be far better off. Instead they are botching it by giving a crap what the other side thinks.

    Single payer universal health care ala Canada would be far superior to what we have. If you don’t know a Canadian or 10, don’t tell me I’m wrong. The arguments pointing out their flaws is like saying Cindy Crawford is ugly because of her mole.

    Yeah, I agree, Obama and the Dems are screwing up – but only because they don’t know how to defend against the idiotic republican argumets against absolutely everything they do. End of life counseling because “death panels”, health care for all becomes “rationing” when what we have now is far more severe rationing than what Canada or the Brits have… here 30% of the US is rationed right out of the health care system, pre-existing conditions get your rationed right out, losing your job gets you rationed right out.

    To sum up, the wreath woman is clearly a Republican who thinks that stealing from others is fine since it’s to her benefit. In fact, I’m quite sure that’s Sarah Palin. Another brilliant Republican mind followed by many brilliant Republican constituents. No wonder all of the Republicans I know are all of a sudden Libertarians.

  24. “To sum up, the wreath woman is clearly a Republican who thinks that stealing from others is fine since it’s to her benefit. In fact, I’m quite sure that’s Sarah Palin. Another brilliant Republican mind followed by many brilliant Republican constituents. No wonder all of the Republicans I know are all of a sudden Libertarians.”
    ————————–
    All this from the fine state of CA and your exemplary liberal handouts, giveaways and subsidies that have brought you to the brink of financial ruin. You can keep your brand of fiscal prudence and your precious Nancy Pelosi. You are the laughing stock of the nation.

  25. “If you don’t know a Canadian or 10, don’t tell me I’m wrong. ”

    I do, and you’re wrong. I’m related to Canadians, and they are all in agreement that the Canadian system sucks. The funny thing is that they’ll tell you that privately, but if a stranger approaches them and asks, they aren’t going to say it because they always want to defend all-things-Canadian to Americans.

    Give me a break. Anyone who thinks the Canadian (or UK) single-payer systems are great needs to do more than just read like-minded blogs on the Internet.

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