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Local police replace stolen lawn ornament


A Victoria family's sadness was quickly turned to joy when members of the Trinity Conception RCMP replaced their stolen Christmas lawn decoration.

Trinity Conception RCMP Cst. Terris Bourne (left) and Cst. Wally Pynn (right) surprised Mackenzie Fagan (second from left) and her brother Austin of Victoria with a replacement for the eight feet tall Minion that was stolen from their family's home early Friday evening.

Early Friday evening, the Fagans were dismayed to find their eight-foot Minion decoration they affecionately called Kevin had been removed from their front lawn.

With a portion of their Christmas spirit dashed, they informed the RCMP and turned to social media in an attempt to locate their giant, yellow friend. The post generated plenty of interest amongst people in ther region with some people offering money for the purchase of a replacement.

The family was informed by police that it was difficult to lift fingerprint from the electracl tape at the site where the Minion stood, however, the two officers had a plan to make the nights for Mackenzie and Austin, the children who were heartbroken at its disappearance.

Const. Wally Pynn and Cst. Terris Bourne arrived at the family home with a surprise for the two. Earlier in the evening, they and some other members of the RCMP had chipped in for the purchase of an exact replica of the original Kevin.

Just before 8 p.m. this evening, the pair did their best Santa Claus impression and delivered their rather large surprise - a happy ending to a unfortunate circumstance. 

"We are so very blessed and happy with the surprise twist in our story," mother Crystal told The Compass.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca

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