I’m not sure that crime can get any cuter than this, people.
We’ve got our very-own pint-sized sleuth in Park Slope these days, and she wants her heron back. Yes, a Park Slope family’s yard sculpture of a heron was stolen earlier this month and Luna, their 7-year old daughter, is on the case.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, mother Amy Yang returned to their Park Slope home accompanied by her kids, Luna and Mars, to find the one-of-a-kind lawn ornament gone missing; the only clue a sandy trail where it had been dragged off the property. So naturally (if you have awesome parents), Amy and her kids decided to make up signs for the “Birdlar," requesting the safe return of the heron to their yard, and Luna launched an investigation (read: bad-ass child alert).
During the “investigation”, Luna Danger Yang (FACT: her middle name is Danger and yes, I am jealous of a 7-year old) discovered a size 11 footprint with squares on it, and added it to the case file (I selfishly hope there's a Lisa Frank briefcase involved on some level). Also, kudos to Amy for being a great mom in helping her daughter come up with this idea. It's awesome to hear about kids using their time to do imaginative things, rather than recording hundreds of “Call Me Maybe” covers on YouTube.
If you have any tips about the missing bird or how adorable this story is, leave it in the comments!