March 4, 2024

Off Beat

“We’re amazed and so very glad nobody was damage, however think about our shock after we raced outdoors to help and located…the Grinch!?!”

A 31-year-old Exeter man wearing a full Grinch costume crashed outdoors a neighborhood efficiency venue on Christmas night time. The Phrase Barn/Fb

Police in New Hampshire responded to a Christmas night time automotive crash and have been stunned to be taught that the person behind the wheel was none apart from the Grinch. 

The motive force — a 31-year-old Exeter man sporting a full Grinch costume — veered off the highway and crashed in entrance of a neighborhood efficiency venue Monday, Exeter police defined in a Fb put up. Emergency crews responded to The Phrase Barn at 66 Newfields Street simply earlier than 6 p.m. and located the person sitting in a broken SUV.

In accordance with police, the driving force was apparently distracted as he neared a curve on Newfields Street, inflicting him to drive off the roadway. The Phrase Barn’s signal, mailbox, and a number of other walkway lights have been broken within the crash. 

“We’re amazed and so very glad nobody was damage, however think about our shock after we raced outdoors to help and located … the Grinch!?!” The Phrase Barn wrote in a Fb put up. “Can’t make these items up.”

The venue shared a number of images from the scene of the crash, displaying the considerably broken automotive and the driving force clad in his inexperienced, fuzzy most interesting — masks and all.  

The person denied having any accidents however was taken to Exeter Hospital, in line with police. The crash stays below investigation.

“This was actually a novel state of affairs,” Exeter Police Chief Stephan Poulin mentioned in an announcement. “Officers by no means anticipated to reach on the scene to search out that an operator was sporting a Grinch go well with behind the wheel, however it was Christmas night time so not totally outdoors the realm of risk. Thankfully, nobody was significantly damage.”