Happy Ending: Lost Bag Of Child’s Christmas Presents Returned (With Photo Gallery)

December 28, 2021

A Christmas present delivery has now been completed.

On Sunday, we published a story about a large bag of Christmas presents found in the area of 9 1/2 Mile Road and Pine Forest Road on Christmas morning.

The presents were found by not just any old Scrooge, but a special elf. No, a Christmas angel that turned in the gifts to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Norman Carlisle read the NorthEscambia.com story about 1:15 a.m. Sunday and knew immediately that the presents belonged to his adult daughter Jaclyn Chattin.

“We wrapped them up off 9 1/2 Mile Road and were returning home,” she said. “They fell out of our truck.”

The presents were intended for Chattin’s 5-year old son Dawson as family gifts for Christmas.

Chattin claimed the presents Monday morning at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for Dawson, and the Sheriff’s Office chipped in a gift bag full of goodies including a cup and official ESCO football.

“Thanks for the post and especially to that honest person who turned them in,” Carlisle wrote on Facebook.

“It’s a Merry Christmas,” Chattin said.

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11 Responses to “Happy Ending: Lost Bag Of Child’s Christmas Presents Returned (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Florine Izquierdo on December 29th, 2021 2:34 pm

    Awesome Christmas to remember

  2. Local on December 28th, 2021 11:54 pm

    What a beautiful story. Thank you so much to the person who was honest enough to turn them in. You made that little boy SO happy and made me so happy reading about such good news.

  3. Suzie B on December 27th, 2021 7:03 pm

    Such a sweet ending. SweetT PLEASE give a huge thanks from all of us for turning them in. So many folks are struggling right now. I’m so glad Jaclyn’s dad saw the post and they were able to ID the bag.

    Great job by the finders, William of NorthEscambia for getting the word out, to dad for being a reader of this great page and ECSO for keeping them safe and taking the responsibility for the return.

    A Happy Holiday season to all!!

  4. Chris on December 27th, 2021 5:49 pm

    Good thing your dad read the story. I’m glad Dawson got his gifts. Merry Christmas Jackie.

  5. SweetT on December 27th, 2021 4:55 pm

    Those elves were my mom and her husband. Glad the owner was found.

  6. Wynter Davis on December 27th, 2021 4:40 pm

    Christmas magic is still real. Good people still exist.

  7. Happy to know on December 27th, 2021 3:31 pm

    Thank you very much to the person who found these gift, it warms my heart to know that we still have neighbors like you!!!!

  8. J Haynes on December 27th, 2021 3:13 pm

    Awesome! So glad to hear this good news. Thank you to the kind “elf” who turned them in. Thank you to NorthEscambia for getting the word out!

  9. Love This on December 27th, 2021 2:28 pm

    This makes my heart so happy!!!!! It’s refreshing to see a happy ending!!

  10. Beulah Boy on December 27th, 2021 1:48 pm

    Santa’s Elves at work.. great job by all.

    Love the happy endings.

  11. doris m weber on December 27th, 2021 1:19 pm

    Great work, NorthEscambia!

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