A Dallas family is desperate after a real life Grinch stole their Christmas presents and more importantly, their family dog.
According to Fox 5:
Family members say the heartless crime has left them heartbroken. They’d grown quite attached to Smokey and say their Christmas won’t be the same without him.
Diana Alvarado says she returned form work that afternoon to find the house unusually quiet.
Alvarado says the thief or thieves likely parked in the back alley, crawled through the window, then ransacked the house, also stealing cherished pieces of jewelry like their wedding bands.
A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured grainy images of an unfamiliar maroon Chevy Equinox at Alvarado’s home the day of the break-in. A man in a black hooded jacket walks up to her door, hangs around for a bit, then appears to leave.
“It's heartbreaking because we want Smokey and we want him home for Christmas.”
The family is offering up to $1500 for Smokey’s safe return. The family put up $500 of their own money. Their generous neighbors and friends kicked in the rest.