From the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County Facebook page:
“The Grinch almost stole Christmas in Imperial Beach, but thanks to the generosity of the Sheriff’s Department and the community, a family will be having a very happy holiday.
Frank Garcia, his wife, and their one-year old son just moved to Imperial Beach from Texas. Garcia is in the U.S. Army. Sadly a thief stole the family’s pickup truck and trailer that were filled with all of their belongings. Among the items stolen were Christmas gifts for the family’s son.
When deputies responded to the scene of the crime, they knew they had to do something to help out the Garcias. Deputies joined forces with Sheriff’s Detectives and professional staff, as well as, the Imperial Beach Fire Department. They quickly gathered up donations for the family, including cash, checks. and gift cards from local stores.
The Garcias couldn’t believe their eyes when they were visited by the first responders with all of the donations. As you can see in this photo, it’s going to be a Happy Christmas.
Help us catch the Grinch who stole Christmas from the Garcias. Call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 if you have any information. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.”
Photo Credit: Facebook