Mother horrified to find cocaine inside mermaid baby doll she bought for her daughter on Christmas
NEW YORK: A mother from New York shared a horror story that involves a creepy mermaid baby doll as well as a busted drug operation.
Elizabeth Faidley shared a viral story this week shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook even though the incident took place in 2015. Faidley's child had wanted a merbaby for Christmas which turned out to be something else entirely.
As reported by People, Faidley explained in her post, "Not just a mermaid, and not just a baby. A mermaid baby." When Faidley found the mermaid doll on Etsy, her daughter Ellie hated it and found the doll to be 'disgusting'. In a video taken of the moment she saw the gift, Ellie is seen jumping back in shock. She named the doll Pearl.
Faidley thought she would tweak the doll's hair and characteristics and sent it to a 'doll and teddy bear hospital' in New Jersey. She then received a call from a detective with the Secaucus Police Department who told her that when the doll hospital "removed Pearl’s head to repaint her offensive skin, they found 2 ounces of COCAINE. STUFFED IN HER HEAD."
"I explained what Ellie wanted for Christmas, how I found Pearl on ETSY, and why I shipped her off [to doll hospital]. The detective then said, ‘You spent money on this doll? Have you ever heard of Ariel? She is a pretty mermaid. You can buy her at any Disney store," she added.
Faidley shared how detectives investigated her and her family and then ruled them out as suspects. Eventually, the doll was kept by the authorities to be used as evidence in "an international drug trial."
Faidley concluded her story by saying, "everything we do for our children…. we try to get the best Christmas gift and accidentally buy a merbaby stuffed with cocaine and become embroiled in an international drug-smuggling ring. I hope all of your holidays, Christmases, New Years, are exactly what you planned. And are mermaid-and-drug-free. And if cocaine accidentally shows up under your tree, know that I understand and that you tried your best."