Alert the authorities! The residents of Deerfield, New Hampshire have a major crime on their hands!

A life-size Elf on a Shelf named Zippy was stolen from a park in Deerfield, New Hampshire on Monday. The town has been putting Zippy out for the past three years in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, leaving him in different places around town so that the kids could look for him. And the other day, someone ripped him off!

But this story has a happy ending. Zippy has been found! Luckily, after being missing for a few days, Zippy was located yesterday. Christmas is saved!

Source: NBC New York