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Mayor's big rock removed from ex-wife's property

A small-town Quebec mayor who left a 20-tonne boulder in front of his ex-wife's house as a prank has removed the massive rock.

Crown to consider charges over stunt

This 20-tonne boulder was dropped off on a Quebec woman's front lawn, apparently at her ex-husband's bidding.

A small-town Quebec mayor who left a 20-tonne boulder in front of his ex-wife's house as a prank has removed the massive rock.

The boulder, which was decorated with a pink bow and the words "Happy Birthday," was hauled away Monday night, according to a Quebec provincial police spokeswoman.

The mayor of St-Theodore-d'Acton, Dany Larivière, left the boulder in front of his ex-wife's home early Saturday.

He joked that she had always wanted a big rock, so he gave her one as a birthday gift.

Valerie Bolduc, police spokeswoman, said officers were called to investigate the incident and they've submitted their findings to the Crown's office

"It's the Crown who will decide if there are any charges," Bolduc said.

According to police, Larivière and his ex-wife have to abide by strict conditions, including no contact "of any kind, at any time."

With files from The Canadian Press