BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Referring to two suspects as the "Grinch couple," a Mississippi sheriff says a man and a woman broke into a home and ate the homeowners' Christmas treats before fleeing.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said in a news release that the homeowners called police on the night of Christmas Eve after a man and woman ran out of the house as the homeowners approached the residence.
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Deputies say the trespassers had made themselves at home, eating pecan treats and smoking cigarettes inside the residence.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that the suspects were found nearby and accused of burglary and possessing methamphetamine.