Garden Gnome's Mysterious Cross-Country Journey

Stolen garden ornament comes home months later with photos of his travels.
1:47 | 09/15/14

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And finally, there was no note, no request for ransom, just a garden gnome gone, stolen and taken on a road trip that crossed state lines. That gnome back home tonight, but in Seattle, the mystery deepens. Reporter: It happened right after the seahawks' big super bowl win. A garden gnome with that famous team emblem on its point little hat mysteriously disappeared from Branden and Dana smith's Seattle yard. My mother bought it for us as a gift. We set it in our yard and three days later it was gone. Reporter: Vanished without a trace. That is, until last week. The gnome was sitting on the front doorstep with a package underneath it. No note, nothing. Just a package. Reporter: Inside that package, a calendar documenting every stop during the six-month long gnome-napping. From the golden gate to the grand canyon. Utah to Montana. New, uh-hem, "Friends" in Las Vegas. And even old faithful. They took him on vacation. They literally took him around the western United States. Reporter: It turns out these little lawn ornaments go missing pretty regularly. In 2005, a group of friends stole a family gnome and brought him along for a ride in California where a chance encounter with Paris Hilton landed gnome Severson in people magazine. Here in gnome gate 2014 the smiths still don't know who done it. What they do know, their gnome was very well fed while he was gone. And he was back just in time for the first home game of this season. So I don't even want him in the backyard. He gets a permanent spot inside the house. Banished inside forever. At least he is safe and sound tonight.

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