Longmont, Colorado is officially monster free
When four-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch moved into a new home recently, she wasn’t worried about whether the backyard had a swing set or where she’d play with her toys. The little girl had one concern — making sure her house didn’t have any monsters in it.
She never worried about monsters in her old house, but she told KDVR that she heard noises in the new house when the television wasn’t on, so naturally she assumed monsters could be afoot. “Well, cause I heard sounds when people weren’t up,” she said. Makes perfect sense.
Rather than spend her time in the house hiding or afraid, this fierce little girl decided to call for backup. When she met Officer David Bonday at a community event she told him about her monster suspicions and asked for his help. “She met Officer Bonday and asked him if he would come search for monsters in our house,” Sidney’s mom Megan Fahrenbruch told KDVR.
Officer Bonday hasn’t been formally trained in monster hunting, but nevertheless he stepped up to the request. He and Sidney searched the entire house for signs of monsters. We’re assuming they did a throughout inspection of classic monster hangouts like the closets and under the beds. They even checked under the furniture and in the yard.
“She just checked under the couch, but he wanted to make sure there weren’t any under the couch cushions,” Fahrenbruch said. Finding not even a single strand of blue fur or a fang, they declared the property all clear and monster free.
Although she’s the one who requested help, Officer Bonday let Sidney take the lead on the investigation, proving she had the courage to hunt the monsters down herself all along. Not only did the monster hunt give Sidney the courage to sleep in her room at night, it also inspired her dreams for the future. She now says she wants to be a police officer when she grows up, and is usually sporting either a miniature officer’s uniform or a police department t-shirt.
And if that’s not enough cuteness enough for you, she also visits the police department on holidays to thank them. “She has brought them candy at Halloween, pies at Thanksgiving, cookies at Christmastime,” says her mom.
“It’s just amazing the confidence he’s given her,” Fahrenbruch said. “We’re truly grateful to live in a town where the police officer will pay a kid any attention.”