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Looking for a Real Grinch

October 13, 2002|Cara Mia DiMassa | Times Staff Writer

From the set of a movie,

"The Cat in the Hat,"

Some props have been stolen

From the place where they sat.

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Was it a thief?

Was it a prank?

Police have to say,

They are drawing a blank.

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Pomona, California

Is the scene of the crime--

On Second and Garvey,

Early Friday the time.

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More than $50,000

The value of props

Custom-made for the film,

Said Pomona cops.

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So there's no joy in Seussville,

Or even L.A.

The oversized pieces

Have all gone away:

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A golf ball, an anvil,

Some glasses, a key.

Each of them as big

As a decent-sized tree.

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However it happened,

The goods, they did fly.

From a fenced-off area,

Security nearby.

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The props sure were heavy,

But the thieves left no trace.

The cops have no leads,

No way to give chase.

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They hope that the props

Will show up at some college,

Or that maybe they'll get

A tip or some knowledge.

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The golf ball might show up

On its 4-foot tee

In front of a house,

But there's no guarantee.

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So the police have issued

A hopeful plea:

Will whoever borrowed it

Please return the key.

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Dr. Seuss did not contribute to this story.

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