Christmas Penguin Stolen

The Penguin Post has learned that a family came home Christmas Eve to find someone had swiped their beloved inflatable penguin – right from their doorstep in west suburban Montgomery, Illinois.  Kim Mattern said the “fat little penguin’’ stands about 6-feet-tall and 4-feet-wide and stood outside next to the front door as part of the family’s holiday decorations. She, her husband Joshua and their two kids left their home at in the 0-99 block of Woodcliff Road in Montgomery about 1 p.m. Sunday to attend a family holiday party. When they returned about 8 p.m., the penguin was gone. Her 2-year-old and 6-year-old became “very upset,’’ but Mattern said they were honest with them and told them the penguin had been stolen. Nothing else was taken and they initially purchased the item for about $50. The Kendall County Sheriff’s office reported no similar robberies occurring in the neighborhood, she said. The penguin hasn’t been found. “On Christmas…that’s the part that bothers us the most, that it’s Christmas,’’ said Mattern.  Not even the Grinch would stoop this low.

Have you seen this penguin?

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