July 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM
KELOWNA - The owners of a giant ice cream cone have been reunited with their over-sized sweet treat, stolen from outside their ice cream and candy store on Bernard Avenue.
“We’re just happy that someone called and we got it back,” Meaghan Ross, an employee of Sweet Cravings and daughter of Ken Ross who owns the store, says. “They are more expensive than they look."
Ross said the mystery of the missing cone began Saturday night around 9 p.m. when a customer sitting outside enjoying some ice cream came back into the store.
“They said 'by the way, someone walked away with your cone’. Right away my dad was running down the street trying to find it. He went around to the back, there was nothing, checked the alleys, nothing. I mean, how far can you get with a four-foot cone running down the street without someone noticing,” she says.
The giant cone ended up on the front lawn of a home owner on Bertram Street, who called Kelowna RCMP. They put the word out to the media during the regular Monday morning briefing.
Just about every media outlet ran the story and police got a call late Monday from Ken Ross.
“Having the picture of a gigantic ice cream cone out there caught the eye of the owner of the store and thats how we were able to get the cone back to its rightful owner. It’s a pretty sweet ending to the story,” Const. Steve Holmes, media relations officer for the Kelowna RCMP says.
Ross said they've never had problems with the cone before, which rests in the arms of a polar bear. "Maybe we'll have to put a chain through it or something."
(JOHN MCDONALD /InfoTel Multimedia)
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