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Police department helps keep the Elf on the Shelf magic alive for young boy

After a boy's Elf on the Shelf was stolen, the local police department came to the rescue in the most heart-warming way.

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Eight-year-old Jovani’s Christmas was almost ruined when his mom’s purse, containing his Elf on the Shelf, was stolen.

“I knew I had a few things in the purse, but the most important was that stinking elf,” Jovani’s mom Lorraine told Inside Edition.

Jovani’s elf Freddie has been visiting him every Christmas since he was three and he would expect him to be in some funny location in the house on December 1st. Luckily, Santa (aka the police) came to the rescue.

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Lorraine’s purse was found that day by the Prince William County Police Department, but Freddie was now evidence. So Sgt. Jonathan Perock went out and bought a new elf and took pictures of him to send to Jovani. Lorraine was able to tell her son that Freddie was on a special police mission to find her purse.

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Here he is looking at suspects.

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Discussing the details of the case.

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Lorraine Villahermosa via Facebook

Freddie even got his own business card.

“Omg!! Look what the PWCPD did for Freddie!!!!! My heart can’t possibly take anymore!!,” Lorraine wrote on Facebook. Our hearts can’t take it either. Talk about Christmas magic.

Now if you are kind of wishing your elf went missing, we feel you. Here are some very easy Elf on the Shelf ideas for parents who are tired and just ready for it to be December 24 already.

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