Girl's pedal fire truck stolen, fire department delivers new one

- In Monroe Township, two sisters are called in for dinner. When they go back outside to play they found their little fire truck is gone.

Their mom posted it on Facebook - hoping someone may know who took their toy fire truck - and it was the Monroe Fire Department who came to the rescue.    

"I was like I am determined to find out who took that fire truck," said Bailey DeSloover. "I was mad and sad.

Bailey and her 2-year-old sister Penelope were heartbroken after learning their pedal fire truck they were playing with Sunday night had disappeared.

The kids went inside to eat and when they came outside their favorite toy was gone.

"I pedal in it sometimes and my little sister Penelope plays in it all the time," Bailey said. "I would be like why would you think it was okay to take our fire truck?"

Mom Molly Heisler then posted about it on Facebook.

"We have a neighborhood Facebook page and I just put that it was missing," she said. "And if anyone had seen it, let me know."

FOX 2: "Anything yet?"

"No, nothing about it," Heisler said.

They don't know who took the fire truck, but someone else happened to see that Facebook post and decided to do something about it.

"I posted to my guys at the fire hall and Jerry Lawson had the exact same fire truck and said let's donate this to the little girl," said Lt. David Nadeau. "So we decided to come out and show her that this is what it is about."

"I have a firefighter man cave I have several pedal cars down there," firefighter Jerry Lawson said. "I collect pedal cars and I bought this one three years ago. When I saw the picture I was like, 'Dave I have the same one, let's go ahead and donate the pedal car.'"

On Thursday evening the Monroe Township Fire Department decided to make a special delivery.

"We've got something for you; do you want to see it?" Nadeau asked the children.

"Holy moly!" Bailey said.

"We just want to make something right for a little girl," Nadeau said. "The expression on her face made it all worth it."

"I am so surprised," Bailey said. "I am so happy, so grateful and everything."

The gift brought excitement and smiles to the girls faces. The firefighters didn't just replace a toy - they did something for this family will likely remember forever.

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