Santa Stolen! Have You No Shame, Mr. Grinch?

Look at how sad Winnie the Pooh is, so overcome with despair that he can’t raise his head. That’s because his buddy, Inflatable Santa Claus, has been inflata-napped.

Reader Lisanne Anderson sent us this photo of the display in front of Carvel on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Y. The inflatable figures belong to the Christmas tree vendor who leases space in the parking lot. And, according to Lisanne, an employee said the item was stolen from in front of the store.

Was it the Grinch? Maybe Tigger got jealous? Or some union elves got tired of slaving away while bossman stood around ice cream parlors?  Some might say the 61st Precinct should get right on this. But that’s futile. There’s only one detective I know that can sniff out the criminals here.

We’re sending McGruff.