Grandma Steals Baby Jesus

Back to the Scene of the crime.

Back to the Scene of the crime.


In Eureka Springs, Arkansas, someone always steals the Baby Jesus from the town nativity scene. In late November of 2005, Grandma and I were having cocktails downtown when I noticed the Baby Jesus was still in his manger. So, I said, “Grandma?”


Three blocks later we were pulled over by three cop cars.


The story appeared in the local newspaper and was immediately picked up by the Associated Press. In no time, it was international news.

USA Today
The Washington Post


This caught the eye of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. He did an interview with grandma from the scene of the crime. See the video here: JImmy Kimmel.


Long story short, grandma had to spend 3 hours in jail.