Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sad Mia Wants Mermaid Tail Back

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sad Mia Wants Mermaid Tail Back

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER

MERMAID Mia wants to get her tail back.

The mermaid-obsessed eight-year-old Mia Ainslie and her family have pleaded with thieves to return a much-loved Christmas present taken from their backyard.

All Mia wanted for Christmas was the pretend mermaid tail pool toy to transform her into one of the princesses of the sea.

But when the family woke on Wednesday, it was no longer sitting by the pool where it belonged.

Miaas mum Kristy Ainslie believed thieves or teenagers looking for a laugh climbed the fence at their Sippy Downs property and stole the tail.

The home backs on to the lakes and Kristy believes the thieves spotted Miaas pool toy and took it for fun.

aThe mermaid tails are really hard to find, and it was all Mia wanted for Christmas,a Kristy said.

aWe have a saltwater pool so we always washed it out after she used it and leaned it against the back of the house. …

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