Maple Valley family discovers Christmas gift stolen off front porch
By TJ MARTINELL
Covington Reporter Reporter
December 17, 2012 · Updated 3:55 PM
About the only thing lower than stealing an 8-year-old's gift from under the Christmas tree is stealing it off the front porch.
This is what happened to Maple Valley resident Phyllis Ermey after her family saved up for months to buy a dirt bike for her son for Christmas.
"He's been wanting a dirt bike since he was three," she said. "He's fascinated (with them). We felt he was old enough this year to have one."
After ordering the bike online, it was delivered by FedEx last Monday at around 1:30 p.m.
Ermey said she got home at around 4:30 p.m., but the bike was not there. At first, she thought the delivery had been late until FexEx confirmed the delivery on Tuesday.
Ermey said she has filed a police report, but has little hope of the thieves getting caught.
What is most troubling, Ermey said, is the fact that the bike came in a hefty package weighing almost 50 pounds that would have required at least two people to carry away.
Her son is still unaware that the bike was stolen, as Ermey told him his father's gift had been taken when the police arrived at the house to investigate.
But with Christmas almost a week away, Ermey said the bike is too expensive to be replaced.
"I didn't know what to do (when I found out)," she said. "I still don't know what to do."
Contact Covington Reporter Reporter TJ Martinell at email@example.com or 425-432-1209 ext. 5052.