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Life-sized Elvis stolen in Summerside

A Summerside family says their homemade tribute to Elvis Presley was stolen Sunday night.

A Summerside family says their homemade tribute to Elvis Presley was stolen Sunday night.

"They tell me Elvis left Palmer Street, but someone stole it," said Pat Doucette, who made a life-size paper maché Elvis for his son, David.

It was a familiar sight in the neighbourhood because it sat in the family's driveway all summer.

David Doucette is a huge Elvis fan — he has posters, paintings and other collectables.

A painting Doucette did of Elvis also went missing, two weeks ago.

When asked why he thought someone stole it, David Doucette replied, "for the fun of it," and he said the thefts made him "kind of sad."

Neighbours said that a car in the neighbourhood was also broken into the night Elvis went missing.

The Doucettes have reported to police the theft of their property, and a Facebook group has been set up to help find the missing Elvis.

"God bless them, whoever took it.  They must love Elvis.  I hope they get enjoyment from him, like I did and my son David," said Doucette.

Jean Doucette and her husband are caregivers to their son. She wants the mannequin returned.

"Well I felt really bad, especially for David.  He's really an Elvis fan. He didn't say too much. He has trouble expressing his feelings sometimes," said Jean Doucette.

 

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