Whodunit? Strange thefts baffle Winnipeggers
A rash of unusual thefts across Winnipeg, with stolen goods ranging from a ceramic pig to several hundred logs, has some wondering what's behind the curious cases.
This summer has been one of weird thefts:
- June 17: A plaque honouring local adventurer Don Starkell disappeared from the East Kildonan area.
- Aug. 19: Organizers with the Festival du Voyageur discovered more than 320 six-metre logs had been taken from its site.
- Aug. 22/23: The steering wheel from the Paddlewheel Princess was swiped following a break-in aboard the river boat.
- Sometime before Aug. 23: Two historic building plaques were removed from the Donald H. Bain Building in the Exchange District.
- Aug. 23: A ceramic pig, autographed by actor Dan Akroyd, was pinched from Lovey's BBQ and Smokehouse.
As well, the costume for Bruce the Mosasaur, mascot of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, went missing from The Forks sometime between June 7 and 8.
Winnipeg police say it doesn't appear any of these thefts are connected, but some mystery buffs aren't so sure.
"There has to be a plot here. These can't be isolated incidents. It just wouldn't do," said Jack Bumsted, the owner of Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore.
Click on the video player above to watch the full report from the CBC's Katie Nicholson.