DEERFIELD, N.H. — Police in Deerfield say the town’s beloved elf has been found.
Police said a young man found the elf, Zippy, sitting at the end of his driveway on Raymond Road near the Raymond town line.
The man said he had no idea how it ended up there and called police immediately when he found it.
Police picked up the elf and brought him to safety.
Zippy was “invited” to the town three years ago by Laura Hall and Cindy McHugh, of the Deerfield Fire Department, to spread some Christmas cheer.
Police in a New Hampshire town were looking for Zippy, a beloved life-size elf on a shelf that usually can be seen at various sites leading up to Christmas.
Zippy is a mannequin in a red onesie, a cap and mittens. Before being reported as missing, he was last seen at the gate by Deerfield's Veasey Park on Monday.
Deerfield Rescue Squad EMS captain Cindy McHugh says Zippy was in a beach chair with his sunglasses, an umbrella and a drink "taking in the sun."