Penticton RCMP were called to 433 Eckhardt Ave. E. around 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 for a report of a suspicious package found on the boulevard.
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said the package was wrapped in Disney Cars gift wrap and was on the ground next to a small snowman. Given the recent discovery of a package that contained contents that had an explosive reaction, the Police Service Dog was called in.
“Anytime we deal with an unknown package of a suspicious nature we will treat it in a safe manner,” said Sgt. Andrew Baylis. “In this instance the package was nothing more than a gift for a child.”
Once opened, the package was found to contain a Minecraft toy, a Captain Underpants book, a marshmallow slingshot and a packaged Fruit Ninja stuffed toy.
The RCMP has no further information on why or how this wrapped gift was left at the location. The police are not investigating this incident any further.