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Mr. Fox Steals School’s Morning Newspapers to Get Smarter

Justin Hoffman

When newspapers began disappearing from a Stratford, P.E.I. school, suspicious staff set up a sting operation. The furry culprit the surveillance camera captured came as a big surprise!

When staff at Stratford Elementary School began noticing The Guardian morning newspaper missing on occasion, they were left scratching their heads. A change of the delivery location from the front door to the back didn’t seem to make a difference, as the thefts continued.

School Principal Kenny MacDougall hatched a plan to catch the culprit red-handed, and a sting operation was set in motion with the help of a surveillance camera. The identity of the thief was soon discovered.

Here’s a look at the furry fox pickpocketing the paper.

It took less than 15 seconds for the fox to appear and snatch the paper, almost as if it was lying in wait. And carting it off is no easy task – there are five papers rolled up in that bundle!

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(Photo Credit: Meredith Cameron McIsaac)

These animals are certainly most deserving of the moniker ‘sly like a fox.’

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Mr. Fox Steals School’s Morning Newspapers to Get Smarter