A real-life Grinch was caught on camera last week swiping Christmas packages from the front porches of her neighbors' homes in Bothell, Washington.

Resident Dandy Weyn, who used his Logitech Alert system to capture footage of the thief in action, quickly learned that his was not the only house to have been hit.

"I assumed it was a mix up in the delivery until I started hearing that it was happening to other people," neighbor Sandy Madan told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

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Weyn says he's now planning the second phase of his trap.

"I'm actually planning on a box out, the box is there but I haven't done it yet, and just put a tracking device in so you can capture where they're going," Weyn told the news station.

Some online have suggested he should stuff it with coal.

[H/T: Reddit]