Skunk ruins 16-grand worth of toys

December 15, 2010 5:58:00 AM PST
Don't blame the Grinch -- it's the skunk's fault.

One of the stinky critters has sprayed 16-grand worth of toys collected for needy kids in an Oklahoma town.

Peggy Christian coordinates Operation Christmas in Purcell, about 35 miles south of Oklahoma City.

She says the skunk got into a shed where the toys are being stored.

Christian adds only a few of the gifts are useable.

Organizers had planned to give the toys to about 800 kids Friday.

Christian says Operation Christmas is scrambling to find replacements.