“He was immediately very sociable, so we quickly invited him for a drink.”
This is Pedro, a giant Playmobil pirate.
Pedro spends his days stood outside the JouéClub toy shop in Brignoles, France, welcoming visitors and young guests to the shop.
However, last week, the shop’s Facebook page posted a message asking followers and patrons to help find the now-missing Pedro.
« KIDNAPPING ALERT
Incredible but sadly true! This morning, probably around 11 AM, our shop mascot, a pirate Playmobil weighing more than 80kg was stolen. He was in front of the Jouéclub as he always is. At 12:30 PM, when we wanted to put it back in the shop to close it, he wasn’t there anymore. Apparently, a small truck left in a hurry around 11… maybe the public CCTV can identify it… If you see Pedro anywhere or on sale on the Internet, please tell us! »
The next day, when French Newspaper Var-Matin shared the story, Facebook user « Leelou DallasMultipass » shared a photo of the pirate at a rave, saying « he’s partying. »