California’s Tulare County Sheriff’s Office published footage described as showing a “would-be Grinch” using a Santa hat as what they called a Molotov cocktail to damage Porterville Superior Courthouse on July 26.
Police said the damage was discovered when deputies reported for work, and that examination of CCTV footage showed a woman walking near the courthouse at 2:45 am. The woman, who was wearing the hat, lit it on fire and left it at the front door of the courthouse, causing minimal damage, police said.
Police did not give information about if there was any fuel contained in the Santa hat or about a possible motive for the incident. They appealed for information. Credit: Tulare County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful