Crazy Catch: Kids at Woburn summer program use magnets to fish stolen moped – Boston News, Weather, Sports

WOBURN, MASS. (WHDH) – Fishing at a waterhole is a classic summer pastime. Fishing up a Vespa is not.

But a group of kids in Woburn did just that when they took their magnet fishing gear on a trip to their local pond.

Members of the Summer Fun Group, run by two day care centers at a nearby elementary school, went magnet fishing to pass the time a few weeks ago.

With the help of high-performance magnets attached to a line, the children mostly caught fish hooks, bottle caps and batteries. Until this week, when the group managed to troll the magnet fish catch of a lifetime.

“At first I thought it was a bucket with something like a tire around it,” said Dominic Crimaldi, one of the children in the group.

“At first we just saw what appeared to be a stick, but it was handlebars and we started pulling on it and realized there was a motor and we actually found something,” said Candie Cail, one of the operators of the Summer Fun Program.

The Summer Fun Group was eventually able to pull the vehicle off the bottom of the pond using two magnets and plenty of elbow grease.

According to Woburn Police, the moped was stolen back in June. And although the bike’s owner is not requesting further investigation, the sight of detectives and police officers flooding their secluded pond filled the children with a sense of accomplishment.

“Everyone had to work together,” Crimaldi said.

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