Grinch steals viral Christmas weed in Ohio

TOLEDO, OH (WPVI) -- A weed that grew into a Charlie Brown-like Christmas decoration in Toledo, Ohio, and went viral on the internet, got the ax from a Grinch.

A local TV station caught the culprit stealing a wreath from the makeshift holiday monument.

Someone first put tinsel on the four-foot high weed.

That inspired residents to add Christmas ornaments, a Santa Claus and other decorations.

Then the Grinch showed up and spoiled what had become something of a community celebration.

A scout troop cleared the site the day after the theft, even yanking out the weed.

One resident said he hoped a weed would sprout again on the spot.

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