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Frosty Kidnapped for Ransom in Sandy

Maybe it was the celebratory glass of champagne I drank tonight, but I laughed my ass off after reading about this in The East County Gazette. Thank God for the small town monthly rags! This story alone is worth more than a month's worth of the Oregonian.
Maybe it was the celebratory glass of champagne I drank tonight, but I laughed my ass off after reading about this in The East County Gazette. Thank God for the small town monthly rags! This story alone is worth more than a month's worth of the Oregonian.

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Police Log - Sandy
December 14 - Ofc. Ferrill responded to a call from D. Woodcock concerning a missing yard ornament (see related story on Frosty Kidnapping).

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Frosty the Snowman Kidnapped for Ransom

On December 14, Sandy police officer Craig James Ferrill was called to the home of D. Woodcock to investigate the theft of a snowman yard ornament. Ferrill found a large white envelope, addressed to "XMAS LIGHT PEOPLE", in the hands of a nearby Santa Claus yard ornament.

"In the envelope was a photograph of the perpetrator holding what looks like a blow dryer or a heat gun and is holding it up to the snowman's head," said Ferrill's report. Also inside the envelope was a name written in blue ink and a ransom note made of cutouts from what may have been a Sports Illustrated magazine. The text of the note is as follows:

"Frosty is safe! But if you ever want to see him again, frozen or as he was, it will cost you 12 packs of Coors Light, 12 sugar cookies, and 2 candy canes, 2 sleeves of golf balls. No cheap shit or the snowman [symbol of melting snow]. I'm [symbol of fierce wolf's or dog's eyes] u. Leave these items on porch."

Ferrill made arrangements to have the envelope and its contents dusted for fingerprints and the name in the envelope investigated. So far there have been no other leads.

Woodcock is very upset and has provided Sandy Police with documentation of the missing snowman's cost.

(paraphrased from an article by Dan Bosserman)
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Priceless!

Happy New Year and keep smiling!
mh
Poor Frosty! 01.Jan.2006 07:39

RT

But this is a great story.....the only one this year to make me smile! And smiles are rare indeed with the current political climate. Thanks.

The Truth 01.Jan.2006 09:01

Blitzen

I was there , I know what really happened. Sandy police officer Bill Bergin drove by the display and felt threatened by the size and demeanor of Frosty. He felt that Frosty had Arabic or other minority features and should be shaken down. When Frosty refused to lay down on his stomach , he was tazered. The hole in the inflatable Frosty caused it to lurch forward , whereupon the 24 year old crack shot drew his gun and fired three times , hitting Frosty in the head and torso. (Officer Bergin has a real macho "shoot first and ask questions later" attitude , by the way. I guess everyone has their own definition of "to serve and protect") Anyways , Officer Bergin must have begun to think that perhaps this was one shooting too many for even him , as he put the corpse in the trunk of the cruiser , took it out to a remote area and dumped it. The remains may be found on forest road 27 E , just south of the bridge in a shallow grave.

oh...wait! 01.Jan.2006 13:37

RT

Wasn't this the Frosty who was acting 'weird' prior to the shooting? I understand that he was driving in circles and seemed kind of disturbed. Isn't that it? Yeah.....that's the ticket. He was behaving in an irratic manner.
He was injured somehow as well, so it was just toooo risky for Officer Bergin to negotiate for a peaceful ending to the incident.

Just don't call the heat! 01.Jan.2006 14:19

Frosty

They'll liquidate me!

thank god people are on this 01.Jan.2006 18:00

kirsten

This is why indy medai rocks. We can get to the bottom of stories by sharing our notes.
I got a good healthy laugh off this post and its comments.
Thank you.