Skip to content

Stolen Baby Jesus returns!

'Maybe somebody just needed a cuddle from Jesus'
renfrew baby-jesus-missing
Photo from Twitter courtesy of Tiffany W Lepack

Great news on that baby Jesus theft we told you about last week!

See: This certainly isn't in the spirit of Christmas

The figurine, part of a nativity scene in Renfrew's town square, has been found.

OPP believe the figurine was stolen during the town's Santa Parade.

The figurine was found early Wednesday morning in the parking lot adjacent to the Renfrew Town Hall by a town employee, Tom Webster, now nicknamed "The Wise Man" for finding Jesus.

"The figurine was not damaged and will be returned to the Nativity Scene in downtown Renfrew," said Cst. Janice Sawbridge "The organizers of the scene advise they will be implementing security measures to prevent future thefts."

"We're so happy to have him back," said Diana Wakely, Artistic Director of the 'Put Christ Back in Christmas' committee.

"We have now secured him better in the crib so he can't be taken."

Wakely said the theft, which she says has been picked up by media across the country, made many in the town upset.

"It was disturbing that it should happen but I had true faith that it was going to be returned. It's a small town. I had faith that someone would bring it back. It's fibreglass and not easily destroyed. He's a sturdy little boy."

Wakely won't call it vandalism, just "somebody being smart" and not a reflection on their community. "We're calling it Renfrew's Christmas miracle."

She laughs and adds, "Maybe somebody just needed a cuddle from Jesus."


Jeff Turl

About the Author: Jeff Turl

Jeff is a veteran of the news biz. He's spent a lengthy career in TV, radio, print and online, covering both news and sports. He enjoys free time riding motorcycles and spoiling grandchildren.
Read more