A 9-year-old boy in Massachusetts was devastated after he opened his Christmas gift.
He thought he was getting a brand new Playstation game…but that wasn’t what he found inside.
“He got a PS4 and he says, ‘This is the best present ever, this is the best Christmas ever,’” said Brian Lundy, the boy’s father.
But in an instant, the joy was robbed from 9-year-old Scott Lundy of Wakefield when he ripped open the Playstation box with his dad to play.
“Once I opened up the box, I realized there was no Playstation in there,” said Brain. “It was a wooden block.”
The wooden block fit perfectly in the packaging that hadn’t been tampered with — cut to the same specifications as the gaming console.
On the underside, where scribbles were, was a profane message from the thief.
“It was like kind of laughing in your face,” said Kristin Lundy, Scott’s stepmother.
But one person’s pleasure is another little boy’s pain on Christmas Day.
“He’s crying and he’s upset and he’s in the playroom by himself and he just wants to be alone,” Kristin recalls. “So at that point I was crushed.”
So the Lundys went to the Saugus Target to try and make things right.
It’s the store where they say Santa’s elves got the console since they can’t make electronics in the north pole.
After talking with the manager inside, the Lundys returned.
“They not only gave us a new game system but they also gave us a $100 gift card as well as an additional gam, the original game that was supposed to be in the box, but couldn’t have been any kinder,” said Kristin.
When asked if they had mentioned anything about what might have happened, the Lundys said there weren’t many answers available.
“They said it happens occasionally and they just go with it, but that was it. We’re the only ones that brought something back with a wooden block,” said Brian.
As far as Scott’s concerned, a rogue elf is to blame. But this family won’t let him get away with it.
“We’re all gonna sit down and write a letter to Santa Claus about this naughty elf,” said Brian.AlertMe