Elizabeth Faidley of New York shared a now-viral story on Facebook, though it all took place back in 2015, about a ‘creepy’ mermaid doll her daughter wanted for Christmas.
“Not just a mermaid, and not just a baby. A mermaid baby,” Faidley explained in her post.
Faidley looked all over the internet to try and find a mermaid baby doll until she came across one on Etsy. But when it arrived, Faidley thought it was ‘disgusting’ and even went as far as to purchase hair dye in an attempt to make the doll prettier.
She even found a “doll and teddy bear hospital” in New Jersey to try and have it fixed up.
“I pack Pearl up in a box and address it the doll hospital. I tell Ellie that her is going off to the hospital to have her face and hair ‘adjusted,’ she wrote on Facebook.
While she waited for the doll to be ‘fixed’, she received a phone call from a detective with the Secaucus Police Department, who told her that when the doll hospital “removed the doll’s head to repaint her offensive skin and found 2 ounces of COCAINE. STUFFED IN HER HEAD.”
“In what is probably the strangest conversation of my life, the detective asked me what was ‘up’ with Pearl. Did a weird uncle put drugs in Pearl’s head 30 years ago and then I inherited Pearl?” Faidley wrote.
“I explained what Ellie wanted for Christmas, how I found Pearl on ETSY, and why I shipped her off to the ‘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.’”
After all the the trouble Faidley went through to get her daughter a mermaid doll, the police had to keep it as evidence.
“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.”