Skully, the "special" skull that was stolen from Hamilton's Jolly Roger fire truck on Tuesday morning has made his way back to his crew.
The pirate-themed Jolly Roger is used to help fundraise throughout the year for multiple different charities.
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"The guys who stole [Skully] ripped it off the truck and it will be [of] no use to them," one of the Jolly Roger crew Anna Olsen-Bullock told Newshub on Tuesday.
"The electronics that make it work they left behind still attached to the truck."
Olsen-Bullock now has an update. Skully turned up on her doorstep on Thursday night after he was spotted at an "undisclosed location" by a kind couple.
"Skully is home. He is missing his buddy the crow on his head but he has been returned by a kind couple," Olsen-Bullock says.
It's the second time this week a slightly creepy item has been stolen with something missing, following the theft of "Emma's Doll" from Waipu Museum on Tuesday.
The 200-year-old doll, which is worth $3000, was discovered by museum manager Fiona Mohr on Wednesday morning.
Mohr had "a feeling" she had returned.
"I don't know why, I just felt like I should check the letterbox. And there she was, wrapped in a bread bag and duct-taped."
The doll had been "scalped" and damaged during its return. Police are investigating the theft.