For those of you who have been wondering, the ransom for the Rock Em Sock Em Robots did get paid, so the boxing boys have been returned unharmed.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking aboout, I wrote a blog last week about a crime that had been committed in the Daily Globe newsroom. Our sports editor, Aaron Hagen, experienced the terror that only a devoted toy-owner encounters when a beloved plaything is kidnapped and held for ransom. Aaron’s Rock Em Sock Em Robots had disappeared, and the only thing left behind was a ransom note.
As per the kidnapper’s instructions, Aaron left chocolate candy in the basket on Kari’s desk. The Red Rocket and Blue Bomber were returned the following morning. They were wearing little face masks so they could not identify their kidnapper, so the suspect is still at large.
Aaron seems so relieved to have his boys back that there seems to be no inclination to go after the bad guy. Just like the kidnapping of the Lindburgh baby, this case may always remain a mystery.