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Deerfield, NH, Police Find Stolen Life-Size Elf 'Zippy'

The mannequin had last been seen in a beach chair with his sunglasses, an umbrella and a drink "taking in the sun"

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    Zippy is a mannequin in a red onesie, a cap and mittens. He was last seen at the gate by Deerfield's Veasey Park on Monday.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017)

    A beloved life-size elf on a shelf known as "Zippy" that went missing in a New Hampshire town on Monday has been found.

    The Deerfield Rescue squad posted pictures on their Facebook page Wednesday of an officer with the mannequin in a red onesie, a cap and mittens.

    "It is with great happiness that we can announce that Zippy has been returned. He is a little wet, but safe," read part of the Facebook post.

    No other information was immediately available on where Zippy had been over the last couple of days.

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    On Tuesday, Deerfield Rescue Squad EMS captain Cindy McHugh said Zippy was last seen at the gate by Deerfield's Veasey Park in a beach chair with his sunglasses, an umbrella and a drink "taking in the sun."

    The Rescue Squad has had Zippy for three years. The elf, who shows up after the town parade the Sunday after Thanksgiving, is a staple around the community for children who find him in various places to take photos.

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