The kidnapping of a restaurant’s beloved backyard gnome in the Portobello space of Edinburgh, Scotland, has locals mesmerized.
The gnome went lacking in early June from the Butternut Squash Café, which was quickly despatched a weird ransom note demanding no cash, however cheesecake.
The cafe posted a pic of the note on its Facebook web page which learn: “We have your gnome. If you wish to see him once more go away 2 cheesecakes if you shut the cafe, We shall be watching.”
The cafe refused to bow to the precise demands and as a substitute left two items of shortbread outdoors the eatery with a note on social media that learn: “Kidnappers your treasure awaits…”
The thieves weren’t impressed and despatched one other ransom note threatening: “Shortbread!!!!! We requested for cheesecake!!!!! You have 24 hours or your gnome will get dusty binned.”
The cafe held agency and refused to ship cheesecake. Yesterday the cafe shared an image of the note, which additionally included an image of a damaged gnome, on Facebook noting: “We is not going to negotiate with gnomenappers.”
In the meantime, there’s a new gnome in the cafe gardens. The cafe famous: “Even our clients assume we shouldn’t be held to ransom… We have a brand new butternut good friend!! Ps cheesecake is bought out for now. #bringbacktheoriginal.”