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Missing raisin found

The Associated Press
Thursday May 23, 2002



GREENVILLE, Mich. — The case of the missing raisin is closed. 

A 250-pound California Raisin lawn ornament was taken from a front yard Sunday, prompting its owners to file a police report and offer a $200, no-questions-asked reward. 

Tuesday night, two teen-agers returned the cement statue to Connie and Wally Harris, saying they had found it in the parking lot of Stanton High School. 

As promised, Harris said he asked no questions. 

Connie Harris said her husband bought the ornament about 13 years ago. They’ve kept it well-painted with a purple body, white hands and feet, black arms and legs, orange sunglasses, red lips, black eyelashes and a green base. 

“I’m just heartbroken over it,” Connie Harris had said. “It was very unique, and I’m a person who likes to be different.” 

She said she was surprised someone could have gotten away with the hefty statue. It was chained and padlocked to a base secured in the ground close to the house. 

“When we brought it home, it took three men to load,” she said. “The back end of our car almost dragged the pavement.” 


- The Associated Press