The Grinch stole presents from under a Christmas tree Saturday.
With an assist from Garden City Police, a 7-year-old Melba boy saved the day, the department said on its Facebook page.
Beckham Hoagland-Bice, who suffers from inoperable brain cancer, was touring the station when officers became aware of the crime.
The boy was quickly sworn in by Mayor John Evans and outfitted in a uniform before going after the Grinch, who was riding away on a bike with a bag full of presents. When confronted at the station, the Grinch confessed.
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“We presented Beckham with an Outstanding Arrest award (and the recovered presents,” the department said in the Facebook post.
Hoagland-Bice was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a very aggressive brain tumor, on Nov. 25, according to the YouCaring.com page set up to raise money for him and his family. So far, $730 has been raised toward a $2,000 goal. Follow his journey on Facebook by clicking here.