A soldier learned the true meaning of Christmas this year when his entire town banded together to give him and his family the holiday they deserved after all of their gifts were stolen. A thief broke into the family home while Army Cpl. Chris Petrossian was still in Afghanistan and two days away from returning home and stole everything that Petrossian had ordered online and shipped home for his family for Christmas Day. His wife, Cheryl, had come home one day to find their house ransacked -- and all of the gifts missing. Bah humbug, indeed!
Petrossian told KCRA:
After being gone that long, you want to have a good Christmas and good homecoming," Petrossian said. "This year, I went all out and brought a lot of extra stuff -- and they have it now. (It) makes you feel helpless when you can’t help (and) when you are stuck somewhere else.
The Grinchy robber made off with $5000 worth of presents, including video games, a GoPro camera, a digital camera and an iPad.
It was all sitting on the desk and they just ripped open all the packages and helped themselves to whatever they wanted, which was everything.