He's Back! Deerfield's 'Creepy' Zippy the Elf Can Bring Christmas Cheer to Children Again
DEERFIELD — Zippy the elf made a speedy return after his disappearance gained national attention.
The Deerfield Rescue Squad posted photos Wednesday morning of a police officer bringing Zippy into the station.
"It is with GREAT HAPPINESS that we can announce that ZIPPY has been returned. He a little wet, but safe," the Facebook post reads.
In an annual tradition, the responders place "Zippy" around town for the children to find and take photos with during the holiday season. The tradition started three years ago, said Rescue Squad Capt. Cynthia Mchugh.
Sometime on Monday between 1:30 and 2 p.m., Zippy, who should have been sitting next to the gate at Veasey Park, disappeared.
As for where he's been Mchugh said the squad has "no answers to that part of it."
Mchugh told NH1 on Wednesday a man on the Raymond side of town found Zippy on his porch.
"He said he was leaving for work and found this creepy thing sitting on his front door, and when he mentioned it to a friend at work, they said, 'That's Zippy. They're looking for him,'" Mchugh said.
Police are not releasing the address where Zippy was found or the name of the man. There will not be any charges.
News of the elf's return brought lots of cheers on social media.
And one commenter offered a helpful suggestion to keep Zippy from disappearing again.