Authorities accused a Northeast Pennsylvania man of what sounds like a real "Grinch" of a crime in Susquehanna County.

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Pennsylvania State Police say 83-year-old Regis Magnus of Starrucca is accused of removing “posted” no-trespassing signs from property on Little Ireland Road, pulling down a metal mesh fence and destroying 220 Christmas trees.

Authorities say the damage was reported at around noon on October 12 by the 57-year-old property owner.

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The destroyed Christmas trees are valued at $4,000 and the fence is valued at $1,000.

Magnus is charged with criminal mischief in excess of $1,000 and related counts.

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