The man arrested for stealing Hermey the Elf and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from a yard on Christmas Tree Lane last December has admitted to receiving the stolen property and a separate second degree burglary.
Fresno County sheriff's deputies and the HEAT team arrested Kristopher Cartozian a few days after the decorations disappeared from Dan Gallagher's yard.
Cartozian accepted a plea deal Tuesday, the day after his 35th birthday, which calls for him to serve up to 16 months in jail.
He's now scheduled for sentencing next month.
Christmas Tree Lane grinch admits crime, going to jail