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Someone In France Stole This Giant Playmobil Man And Took Him Partying

"He was immediately very sociable, so we quickly invited him for a drink."

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However, last week, the shop's Facebook page posted a message asking followers and patrons to help find the now-missing Pedro.

Facebook: Jou

"KIDNAPPING ALERT

Incredible but sadly true! This morning, probably around 11 a.m., our shop mascot, a pirate Playmobil weighing more than 80kg, was stolen. He was in front of the Jouéclub as he always is. At 12:30 p.m., when we wanted to put it back in the shop to close it, he wasn’t there anymore. Apparently, a small truck left in a hurry around 11… maybe the public CCTV can identify it… If you see Pedro anywhere or on sale on the internet, please tell us!"

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After piecing together various clues from social media, local law enforcement eventually tracked down Pedro on Monday to a forest in Cadenet, France. Unfortunately, his head had to be temporarily removed to fit in their vehicle.

VIDEO. On vous raconte la soirée de Pedro le playmobil... embarqué par les gendarmes https://t.co/njAvYEKHLx

Pierre Villemagne — manager of JouéClub — told BuzzFeed News that when Pedro returns to the store he won't be in "chains" because he is a nice pirate, but will be "put in a more visible location" from the store checkouts.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

Jules Darmanin est journaliste chez BuzzFeed News France et travaille depuis Paris.

Contact Jules Darmanin at jules.darmanin@buzzfeed.com.

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