Police bring joy to Victoria family
Replace large lawn ornament stolen from front lawn
A Victoria family’s sadness quickly turned to joy when members of the Trinity Conception RCMP replaced their stolen Christmas lawn decoration.
Early Friday evening, Dec. 11, the Fagans were dismayed to find the 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 their region, with some offering money for the purchase of a replacement Minion.
Police told the family it was difficult to lift fingerprints from the electrical tape at the site where the Minion stood, but the two officers had a plan to make the nights for Mackenzie and Austin, the children who were heartbroken by its disappearance.
Const. Wally Pynn and Const. Terris Bourne arrived at the family home with a surprise for the two children. Earlier in the evening, they and some other members of the RCMP chipped in for the purchase of an exact replica of the original Kevin.
Just before 8 p.m., the pair did their best Santa Claus impression and delivered the 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.