Mini-golf ornaments stolen

All the cutest and most unusual statues, including a pig in a diaper, were stolen this week from a Central Alberta mini-golf.

All the cutest and most unusual statues, including a pig in a diaper, were stolen this week from a Central Alberta mini-golf.

The Summerland Leisure Park and mini-golf near Gull Lake was the victim of a theft of about $500 worth of ornaments sometime between Monday and Tuesday.

Lynn Henkel, owner operator of the leisure park and mini-golf course, said this is the first time they’ve had anything like this happen in the seven years they’ve had the place.

“Whoever did it had to have come here and spent a little bit of time playing mini-golf and checking out which ones they were going to help themselves to because they were very selective,” said Henkel.

“The one that were the cutest, oddest or most unique were the ones taken. The run-of-the-mill ones, they didn’t bother with those.”

Blackfalds RCMP received the complaint from the leisure park’s management on Thursday that the objects had been stolen.

The culprits took angels, frogs, turtles and a bobblehead dog, as well as the pig in a diaper.

“We just want them back, nobody can enjoy them now,” said Henkel. “We always had comments about how cute or unique they were.”

Police said the culprits likely thought of the theft as a joke, but a criminal offence has occurred.

In a release, police said, “if the culprits read or hear this message, they are asked to return the characters.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about who is responsible or where the characters can be found is asked to call Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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