CHEYENNE, Wyo. (CNN/KGWN) - He's green and known to put a damper on the Christmas spirit. So a police department in Wyoming hired him to do its dirty work.
The Cheyenne Police Department enlisted the Grinch to help catch speeders.
Complete with a Santa suit, radar gun and his trusty four-legged sidekick Max, the Grinch keeps an eye out for traffic violators.
"This poor economy, we need to try to give everyone a job so we thought we'd offer it out to the Grinch to give him some work to do," said police chief Brian Kozak. "We thought this would be a great way to get the attention of the motoring public to let you know the Grinch is out there working for us and trying to help us keep our streets safe."
The department says the Grinch will be patrolling the roads throughout the holiday season.
Police responded to a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood where a man believed to be armed was involved in a tense standoff with police.
There was some good news Wednesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Robin Hopkins has started walking again.
Schemers behind fake sweepstakes are accessing personal information and using the legitimacy of well-known names like the Better Business Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service to swindle unsuspecting players out of thousands of dollars.
Investigators say a fire at an Albuquerque strip mall was intentionally set around 3 a.m. Wednesday on Central near Zuni.
Albuquerque police have released the names of the three officers involved in a shooting over the weekend.
John Smith with your forecast and Kim Vallez with your afternoon headlines.