ACSO deputy “saves Christmas”

Published 11:17 am Thursday, December 24, 2020

NATCHEZ — A suspicious-looking Grinch walked the aisles of Southside Market on Thursday and soon after was “apprehended” by the Adams County Sheriff’s office.

After all, a Grinch spotted on Christmas Eve can only mean one thing. Trouble.

Charlotte Bland of ACSO said the Grinch was actually Elizabeth Collier, an employee at Southside Market.

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The arrest was orchestrated by Bland and her friend Wendel Melton, the Southside Market manager.

Melton messaged Bland to drop the tip that a Grinch was in his store and Bland texted her coworker, Alicia Wimley, to go and “arrest the Grinch,” Bland said.

Bland took and shared photos of the “arrest” with a caption that said, “Deputy Alicia Wimley saves Christmas!”