How The Florida “Grinch” Got Arrested Twice

Florida “Grinch” Arrested Twice In Same Weekend

Police have nicknamed this man the Florida “Grinch” for allegedly opening packages at a Boynton Beach post office leading his arrest, then being arrested again on Sunday.

The Sun Sentinel reported that Francis Keller, 56, was accused of robbing and carjacking multiple victims at gunpoint at a Sonic drive-in on Winchester Park Blvd on Sunday.

The incidents occurred over the same weekend with the post office robbery taking place on Friday and the restaurant robberies on Sunday.

Police say Keller approached a Sonic employee to ask about job opportunities. He then pulled a pellet gun from his waistband and demanded the employee hand over their money.

After being handed over cash from the employee, Keller ran across the parking lot to a vehicle and pointed the weapon at the car’s teenage driver, who ducked. The passenger of the vehicle called 911.


Keller was charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking and marks his second arrest of the weekend.

On Friday he was accused of opening post office packages with scissors while intoxicated. Keller told officers that he had been a 30-year veteran of the post office and he used an old security code to enter the post office. He told police he planned to steal valuable items from packages to sell for crack.

“He is back in the Palm Beach County Jail, where he is likely to spend Christmas since he clearly violated the terms of his recent bond,” a statement from the police department said to the Daily News.

“We’re guessing Santa will be leaving coal in Keller’s stocking this year!”

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