Woman seen stealing stuffed giraffe donation in Langford comes forward

Woman seen stealing stuffed giraffe donation in Langford comes forward
Mr Mikes
Mr Mikes Steakhouse in Langford.

Staff at a Langford restaurant a woman who was seen taking a giraffe from a donation bin has come forward and offered to donate new toys.

Mr Mikes Steakhouse Casual restaurant is collecting stuffed toys to give to kids in the pediatric ward at the Victoria General Hospital.

But just after midnight on Sunday, a customer was caught on the restaurant’s surveillance camera walking off with a stuffed giraffe.

Staff said earlier Monday even if the giraffe is returned, they can’t donate it to the hospital as it has been outdoors and could have been exposed to different substances.

On Monday evening, the restaurant confirmed the woman had contacted the restaurant and had offered to replace the donation with new ones.

UPDATE*** WITH THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND OUR GREAT COMMUNITY, SHE HAS COME FORWARD AND WILL BE REPLACING THIS DONATION WITH NEW ONES!!!! THANK YOU AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON THE 15TH! PJS AND STUFFIES ALL DAY LONG!We are sad to announce that once again someone has decided to help themselves to a stuffy donation to the Victoria General Hospital Pediatrics ward. Hopefully they return it or donate some new ones in its replacement Our 3rd annual stuffy drive is Sunday December 15th!! Come by and recieve a FREE appie with a donation of a NEW Stuffie or toy!! ????❤

Posted by MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual on Monday, November 25, 2019

West Shore RCMP said the owner of the restaurant is not interested in filing a police report at this time.

Mr Mikes third annual stuffy drive is on Dec. 15. Anyone who donates on that day can receive a free appetizer.


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