Po­lice bring joy to Vic­to­ria fam­ily

Re­place large lawn or­na­ment stolen from front lawn

The Compass - - NEWS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER RECRE­ATION ed­i­tor@CBN­com­pass.ca

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.

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