Colorado police looking for 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Criminal'

Woman masquerades as iconic Christmas character during Fort Collins burglary


A woman posing as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a lock to make the Naughty List after she broke into a Colorado business and stole everything she could get her hands on.

Surveillance cameras were recording when the bizarre burglary unfolded at an unnamed business sometime during the early morning hours of Dec. 18, according to the Fort Collins Police Department.

The police department posted a video clip to its Facebook page Sunday in the hopes that someone would recognize the burglar, whose mask comes off at one point, and come forward with her identity.

The post included the agency's riff on the iconic character's theme song: "Oh how the camera caught her, as she committed burglary. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Criminal, we need your help with her I.D."


Rudolph the Red Nosed Burglar Had a very shady scheme And if you saw the video It would want to make you scream. All of the other burglars Used to steal without disguise They weren’t like this Rudolph She’s different from the other guys. On one foggy December eve Rudolph came to steal. Broke into a Hickory shop, Never expected to see a cop. Oh how the camera caught her As she committed burglary Rudolph the Red Nosed Criminal We need your help with her I.D. ***** All kidding aside, in the early morning hours of December 18, someone actually broke into a business in the 300 block of Hickory Street and stole several items...while attempting to disguise herself as one of Santa's helpers. If you have any info about this incident or know suspect's identity, let us know so we can notify St. Nick. Please call Officer Treutler at 970-221-6555 or Larimer County Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868. Thanks for your help, Fort Collins!

Posted by Fort Collins Police Services on Saturday, December 22, 2018

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