Some early morning shenanigans had a group of 17 garden gnomes make their way to Lake Cowichan’s roundabout, at King George Street.
The unusual activity took place during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 7, during which time pranksters stole the lawn ornaments, presumably from more than one property, and placed them on the roundabout.
“We have nobody that has claimed them yet,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter said.
There are some clues, however. According to the writing on the head of one of the gnomes, it was a gift from a grandparent to a granddaughter named Amber, in 2008.
The gnome collection also includes all seven of Disney’s seven dwarfs; Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy.
Lake Cowichan RCMP hope to reunite the gnomes with their owner(s). Those missing lawn ornaments are asked to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668.