Grinch tried destroying Christmas lights at Woodside church: NYPD

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Police are looking for a man who entered Corpus Christi Church in Woodside and doused a Christmas flood light switch in water on Christmas Eve.

The suspect entered the church’s utility room, located at 31-30 61st St., on Dec. 24, 2015, at about 7:50 a.m., police said. After removing the circuit breaker, the suspect took a Christmas flood light switch and placed both items on a floor drain. The vandal ran water over the items and then fled the church.

Authorities describe the perpetrator as a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and approximately 180 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at  or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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