On Sunday, at a carnival at Marina Barage, two parents waited patiently in line for about half an hour at a balloonist's stall to get the artist create a Mickey Mouse for their little toddler.
People around the stall watched with fascination - the balloonist took a few balloons, twisted and turned them about and five minutes later, the well-loved cartoon character was created.
Unfortunately, Balloon Mickey was found mutilated two days later. No suspect has yet been found and investigation is still underway. Soft-Toy Mickey is reported to be so saddened by the incident that he is now being treated for depression.