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Caption Contest Winner: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Just before Christmas, we asked readers to submit possible captions for this photo:

As the new year approached, you voted on the finalists, and now it’s time to announce the contest’s winner….

As is customary with our caption contests, we will now reveal the backstory behind the picture. This photo was taken in Florida, where the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office bureau chief, Lou Caputo, has been operating a speed trap dressed as the Grinch for more than a decade. Here’s some video footage of the Grinch cop:

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And now, without further ado, here’s the winning caption (which took the prize by a very large margin):

“I MUST get around the Fourth Amendment! But HOW?”
Then he got an idea! An awful idea!
THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!
“I know just what to do!” The Grinch overreacts.
And he made up some “specific and articulable facts.”
And he chuckled, and clucked, “It’s so unbelievable!”
“With these four magic words, my search is now reasonable!”

Thanks to everyone for suggesting comments and for voting. If you wrote the winning caption, feel free to email us, subject line “Caption Contest Winner,” to claim your prize (an ATL t-shirt).

Earlier: Caption Contest Finalists: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Caption Contest: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

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