The Grinch lives.
He may not be green and slinky.
He may not even be a he.
But Grinch-like fingers can get light around porches and steps when they fasten onto newly arrived boxes.
Take the story of Bill Bushong's stolen birdcage and the video surveillance he captured of a woman stealing a package from his front porch in Salem that was recently featured on a handful of local news stations.
In Swampscott, the police log has in the past featured reports of packages reported missing during the holiday season.
So, we have to ask: do you regularly have packages delivered to or picked up from your front doorstep in Swampscott? Do you ever worry that the items you order won't be there when you get home?
Do incidents like the recent theft on Mason Street in Salem have you mulling over the installation of surveillance equipment of your own?
How can similar thefts be prevented in the future?
Let us know in the comments section below.