Cops: Drunk 'Postal Grinch' Busted Opening Packages

For drugs, natch
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 4, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Cops: Drunk 'Postal Grinch' Busted Opening Packages
Francis Keller   (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages, reports the AP. Francis Keller, 56, was arrested by the Boynton Beach Police Department and charged with burglary. Police say they found him inside a post office work room using scissors to open packages. Police said Keller, a former postal employee for 30 years, told them that he gained entry using an old security code for the door, reports WPLG.

Authorities also said Keller was "extremely intoxicated" when he was found beside a cart full of open packages. Police said he told officers he was planning to steal valuable items to buy crack cocaine. Records show Keller was being held in the Palm Beach County jail. It wasn't known if Keller has a lawyer. (More dumb criminals stories.)

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