Woman uses AirTags to track down her stolen Grinch Christmas decorations

Find My Precision Finding Airtag Hero
Find My Precision Finding Airtag Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • A Texas woman had her Christmas decorations stolen but was able to locate them thanks to AirTags.
  • AirTags had been attached to the decorations following a similar theft at a neighbor's home.

A Texas woman was able to track down her stolen Grinch Christmas decorations by employing the help of a few AirTags, she said in a now-removed TikTok that managed to go viral to the tune of more than 8 million views.

The story goes, according to the New York Post, that Nyssa Galvan had her garden decorations stolen around 2 am on Tuesday of this week. The theft happened a couple of days after a neighbor had their decorations stolen — a move that led Galvan to attach an AirTag to hers. Sure enough, once the thief struck, she was able to locate them using the Find My app on her iPhone.

Grinch Christmas Decorations

Grinch Christmas Decorations (Image credit: @latoxicanys)

Unfortunately, despite alerting police, the decorations weren't recovered.

"We went to the address of the trackers and called the cops," the digital detective penned in her TikTok.However, despite finding her inflatables alongside a host of other presumably stolen Christmas doodads, Galvan said law enforcement >was unable to recover the goods."[The residents] didn't answer their door so [the police] couldn't just go busting down their door," she explained in the comments section of her post.

This Christmas story does have a happy ending, though. Galvan later confirmed that "The Grinch back," although she didn't elaborate on exactly how that was achieved.

So there we have it. Now might be a good time to stick an AirTag to anything and everything — but be sure to check out our collection of the best AirTag deals available today before you do!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.