Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, want to know who went slip-sliding away with a really big inflatable waterslide.
The red, blue and yellow inflatable — which has three slides — disappeared June 30 from a home in Clinton.
The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation had just given it to 7-year-old Jacob, who has sickle cell disease.
“They didn’t just steal property, they stole this boy’s wish.” – said PGPD’s Lt Jakob Wolford. His team of detectives is investigating the theft of 7-year-old Jacob’s inflatable water slide that was just given to Jacob by @wishmidatlantic. pic.twitter.com/Zoz4ELwNQP
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) July 9, 2021
According to a social media post, when Prince George’s County police Lt. Jakob Wolford found out what happened, it made him and other detectives angry. He contacted Make-A-Wish, and they agreed to buy Jacob another slide.
On Friday, a bunch of officers showed up at Jacob’s house to help inflate it.
Wolford now has one more wish of his own: “My wish now is that we make an arrest in this case.”