'Don't Let a Grinch Ruin Your Holiday,' Police Deliver Message in Viral Video
TUCSON, Ariz. — “Don’t let a Grinch ruin your holiday this year.” That’s the advice the Tucson Police Department gave to people in a Grinch-themed PSA video that has since gone viral.
The video posted to the Tucson, Arizona Police Department’s Facebook page plays off the popular Christmas movie and children’s book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and it aims to give some laughs while advising holiday safety this season.
The department’s Officer Chris Hawkins played the Grinch and it shows him going from one car to another in a parking lot. He tries the handles until he finally finds one that was left unlocked.
The Grinch finds some nicely wrapped presents and start ripping them open. It then pans to the backseat where another officer is reading the children’s book that the video is referencing.
“We can’t be everywhere at once, so help us help you during this busy shopping season,” said the officer in the backseat.
The officer then proceeds to give advice as the Grinch continues to go through the presents. The department is advising people to always lock their car doors, keep packages and valuables out of plain sight like in the trunk, and park in well-lit and well-populated areas. It also said to shop with friends or family when possible.
The officer then said, “If you see something, say something.”
The PSA video ends with the Grinch being arrested by a Tucson police officer.
The video has been viewed over 87,000 times as of Friday.
For even more laughs, check out the blooper reel that was also posted to the department’s Facebook page.
People are loving the PSA video, and they took to Facebook to leave comments praising the department.