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A Pair of Grinches Stole Christmas But They Might be Spending the Holidays Behind Bars

SPRING HILL – It’s that time of year again… People are spending the next few weeks buying gifts for loved ones and preparing for the coming Christmas Holiday. But it’s also the time of year that thieves take advantage unsuspecting victims by breaking into homes and vehicle, conducting internet scams, and even stealing gifts from your front porch and mailboxes.

That’s exactly what a pair of Grinches were up to last week, when officials say 31-year-old Nicholas Christopher Cimino and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Lauren Renea Smith went on a shopping spree into people’s mailboxes.

Larry Haswell contacted RNRF last week, after he says mail was stolen out of his mailbox on Fairhaven Ave, as well as several of his neighbors. Haswell asked that we look into the issue, but Detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office already had the thieves in their sites.

Officials say all the merchandise has been recovered but the investigation will continue.

Cimino is charged with Petit Theft (Felony due to prior convictions), Dealing in Stolen Property, Defrauding a Pawn Broker and Burglary.

Smith is charged with Fleeing/Attempt to Elude Police Officer, Resisting an Officer without Violence, Knowingly Driving with a Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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  • Not to mention, she is also pregnant and due next month!!

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:13 am
  • TO Monkey Trainer:
    That is so funny. I looked back at the pic of Nicholas Cimino and omg..he does look like a monkey like only a couple stages away. If his mom put hair on him he would look just like a little monkey.

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 6:13 am
  • She’s a pos… she stole checks of my sons father and he had to get a new bank after being with the same one for 20 years because of her. She is bad news.

    Sunday, 10 December 2017, 8:29 pm
  • Should look up Lauren Smith mug shots all her meth sores

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 6:35 pm
    • Wow…this guy just gout out of jail. His drunk and xanax popping mother just bailed join out..not to mention he just came home from prison a year ago…for stealing mommy’s truck. Lmao great job mom

      Sunday, 10 December 2017, 3:42 am
  • At this time of year, or anytime for that matter, probably with the way these creeps are stealing, if you are going to put Christmas Cards in your mailbox for the carrier to pick up, you’re better off dropping them in a regular mailbox (if you can),…especially if there are gift cards or money orders in them.

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 2:42 pm
  • Two more idiots nothing better to do go get a job

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:00 am
  • DAM TOM! EASY WITH THOSE BIKINI ADS BELOW………..L.O.L.! THERE DISTRACTING, NOW THESE 2 JACKWAGON’S…………….VINNY BOOM BAH GOOD ONE BRO! I CONCUR GIVE EM SPEED KNOTS! SCUMBAGS, YES I TOO THOUGHT MESSING / STEALING WITH MAIL WAS FEDERAL, IF NOT IT DAM SURE SHOULD BE, THERE LUCKY I DIDN’T GET HOLD OF EM…………FROM LOOKS OF HER ZOMBIE FACE METH HEADS? YUP PROBABLY…………IF U2 EVER SEE THIS KNOW THAT YOU ARE ( SCUMBAGS!!! ) MERRY CHRISTMAS IN YOUR COLD 6×8 BOX OR WHATEVER………..THE GUARDS SHOULD PUT THERE COT’S OUTSIDE TONIGHT SO THEY STAY NICE N COOL! HA HA!

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 10:59 am
    • This is my neighborhood, installing cameras everywhere, incl my mailbox!! Taxpayers will be paying the attorneys for sure, ughgh, lucky I didnt see them in the act, I protect my property the old fashiined way….

      Saturday, 9 December 2017, 1:40 pm
  • Look at her face. I’d say the Meth Mites are starting to bite.

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 7:17 am
  • People like these two need some Brazilian style street justice.

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 5:37 am
  • This guy worked for us ALSO, we called him ” MONKEY ” ( resemblance) he sucked! Was lazy loser. Dope head also!
    His sister is a little SLUT!! Dope HO

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 4:15 am
    • Who is his sister? I thought the article said it was his girlfriend. Now I know his brother’s girlfriend was a dancer who have happy endings. His mother is a fulltime drunk. She drinks from the time she gets home from work till she goes to bed. Sure has to sleep with her purse do the piece of son does not steal her money or keys to her truck. Real circus at that household.

      Saturday, 9 December 2017, 4:00 pm
  • Judge Bethy says: tie-em to a tree, court house, drop there pants (ugh) and with a switch, beat there ass but good. They are trash and deserve this punishment. Case closed

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 3:13 am
  • Isn’t it a Federal Offense to tamper with someones mail which is not yours………………..

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 1:32 am
    • @Bill Hardy, per postmaster it is illegal to mess with anyone’s mailbox, regardless of what a leo told me when I called and reported flyers being taped to mailboxes. Hcso leo said ok to put things on outside of mailboxes, after all they are just trying to make a living. Not the same people, but still illegal per federal law. Smh Glad they caught them.

      Saturday, 9 December 2017, 7:36 am
    • Yes it is federal, hope these two enjoys there new home.

      Saturday, 9 December 2017, 9:56 am
  • They should be beaten severely about the head and face until unconcious…oh, wait, that may actually take place in jail!

    Saturday, 9 December 2017, 12:09 am
  • What’s funny about this guy is that he worked for us for one day and every time we tried to call him back to work he wouldn’t pick up his phone. I hope this teaches him that hard work pays and crime doesn’t. I doubt it will though.

    Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:26 pm
    • WILLIAM!!!!!😡😡
      R U KNEELING U little BIOTCH!!!
      😡😡😡😡
      We don’t take kindly to that around here, take MIKE EVANS & drive off the SKYWAY!!!😡😡😡

      Sunday, 10 December 2017, 7:39 am
  • Absolute POS losers

    Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:12 pm
  • We live on Radford and these two ass wipes drove up to my neighbors mailbox and took the Christmas Card and took off.The poor lady was so up set because it was going to her grandson. Throw the book at them. There just trash ,they need to clean up all the trash in this town.

    Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:16 pm
  • Book ’em Dano!
    And throw the book at ’em too!!!

    Friday, 8 December 2017, 7:54 pm

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