FORT COLLINS — A real-life Grinch has been arrested after a bell ringer with the Salvation Army allegedly stole a red kettle full of about $400 from a King Soopers.

About 7 p.m. on Nov. 30, a Salvation Army officer was headed to pick up the red kettle from the King Soopers on South Timberline Road when the bell ringer ran away with the kettle full of donations, a news release stated.

Nicholas Rosselis-Freeman, 27, was arrested on Dec. 6 and is facing a misdemeanor theft charge, according to the Fort Collins Police.

Freeman was booked into the Larimer County Jail.

"A loss of a red kettle can prove to be detrimental to the campaign, and the Fort Collins Corps is hoping that the community will come together to help raise funds for those in need in Fort Collins," according to the news release.

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