Special “Minion” Fire Hydrant Stolen from Summerville Family

December 5, 2017, 9:42 am EST | Share:

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WTAT-TV) — A Dorchester County firefighter and father is hoping for a Christmas miracle.

Drew Schmidt crafted a 200-pound fire hydrant to look just a minion from the movie ‘Despicable Me’ as a gift for his daughter.

However, baby Eloise was stillborn back in September of 2015.

Schmidt believes the hydrant was stolen Sunday night. “It seems like it should be a nothing thing, but it has more sentimental value for myself in the sense that I originally made it two years ago for my daughter for her first Christmas present,” he said. “Unfortunately, she was stillborn and so she never got to enjoy it.”

Schmidt is asking for whoever took the fire hydrant to please bring it back because he doesn’t want to press charges. He says he will even help that person create their own version.