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Stolen Elvis mannequin found burned

A life-sized Elvis mannequin stolen from a driveway in Summerside Sunday night was found burned Thursday in a local schoolyard, but there is some happy news for the family who lost the paper maché likeness.
This stolen hand-made Elvis mannequin was found burned behind a Summerside school. (submitted by Pauline Doucette)

A life-sized Elvis mannequin stolen from a driveway in Summerside Sunday night was found burned Thursday in a local schoolyard, but there is some happy news for the family who lost the paper maché likeness.

The mannequin was found in the yard of Elm Street School. It had been set on fire.

It belonged to the Doucette family whose son David, a huge Elvis fan, was devastated by the loss.

But Thane Dunn, an Elvis impersonator from Moncton, N.B., who heard about the theft, has sent the family a big box full of Elvis items.

"I thought I could do something to make them happy and I guess I did. I sent them a jumpsuit. Elvis wore a bracelet that had his name in it and I sent them one of those," said Dunn.

Moncton Elvis impersonator Thane Dunn sent the Doucette family a care package of memorabilia. (CBC)

Some of the other items Dunn sent included pictures, CDs, movies and Elvis Royal Doulton china cups that came from England. He is also giving the family tickets to his show in Summerside next month and promises other Elvis surprises for them.

"I felt like yesterday I was 20-feet tall. And I still am today, you know. And what did that take? Not a whole lot," said Dunn.

Summerside police are still investigating the theft and the burning.