Deputies find inflatable dinosaur stolen by ‘Grinch’

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A family’s Christmas decoration is back in place after a thief stole their 8-foot inflatable dinosaur.

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The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that its deputies were contacted by a victim who said her Christmas-themed dinosaur decoration was missing from her property. The victim told police she had spotted the missing decoration on a nearby property.

Deputies said they found the inflatable dinosaur where the owner had found it, and retrieved it for the victim.

Photos show the large inflatable green dinosaur holding a present and wearing a Santa hat.

“The family was thrilled their inflatable dinosaur was returned no worse for wear,” deputies said.

Deputies told WFLA that no charges have been filed but a suspect in the theft has been identified.