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Michella Dresselhuys, owner of Fashion Kiss, a ladies clothing and accessories boutique on date Avenue in La Mesa, reported to police on Friday, December 4 that between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm a thief stole a display mannequin.

“A lady with her family was walking by the store, stuck her head in, and said, ‘Oh, there is only half of her now.' A criminal had stolen

Franchesca. Well he was only able to grab her top half. I asked the lady if she saw anything and she told me ‘We were just out her an hour ago and she was all there.'

“I haven’t received a ransom note yet, but I am offering a cash reward for any information that results in the undamaged return of Franchesca or the arrest of the person who stole her.”

Franchesca, known around the neighborhood as the Deal of the Week girl, was last seen wearing a black wig, a gray/silver sweater with a black lace undershirt and a rhinestone bracelet.

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Meniskos Dec. 9, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m.

There are rumors that someone with an exceptionally long nose and a wooden smile may have been loitering near the front of the store last week. Described as wearing a pointed hat and shorts, he was last seen near Geppetto's Toys in Fashion Valley.

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