Maybe the thief suffered a seriously delayed pang of Christmas conscience or good karma was being visited upon the victims?
No one will really know after the Wilson familys beloved stone Buddha appeared, as if by magic, on their doorstep after a three-year sabbatical.
Almost three years to the day, a specialized stroller for their special needs child was stolen from Elaine and Geoff Wilsons front yard, along with Geoffs prized Buddha.
On Monday, Elaine stepped out the front door of their Brunswick Place home in Steveston around 10 a.m., en route to some last minute Christmas Eve shopping.
Imagine how stunned she was to see their long forgotten Buddha, a special gift from Geoffs brother in Ontario 20 years ago, sitting on a small pile of Chinese language newspapers.
I guess you could say I was shocked, said Elaine.
My husband had already left for work, so it couldnt have been there at 8:30 a.m., someone must have put it there after.
Theres absolutely no doubt its the same one, it would have been pretty hard to replace. Its the weirdest thing ever.
Elaine is equally bemused by the fact the statue was sitting on a pile of Chinese newspapers.
No one in this house speaks Chinese. I cant think why they would be there, she added.
Ive no idea at all how this could get back here, none at all.
Elaine also had no idea what to say to the thief with a conscience. I honestly cant think what to say to this person, its the weirdest darn thing.
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