Photographer and journalist Ivor Lenson was, yesterday, distraught at the the thought that he would be forced to abandon his 'mission' to discover the identity of the Mystery Blonde.
Walking along the sidewalk towards the park in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where the Mystery Blonde was heading, a skateboarder appeared travelling towards Ivor. When level with Ivor he grabbed Ivor's camera and kept on going much to Ivor's dismay.
Ivor spun around to see the skateboarder quickly disappear from view.
He was in shock. Having his camera snatched was bad enough but when he turned back towards where he had last seen the Mystery Blonde, she too had disappeared from view.
Ivor sat down on a nearby bench and put his head in his hands. He didn't have too much time to mope. His cell phone rang. It was his editor calling him back to the office.
Ivor was 'off' the story. His editor informed him that a call had come into the office a few minutes earlier. It was the Mystery Blonde herself telling of her plan to return to England that very evening.
So THAT's who the Mystery Blonde had been speaking with on her phone.
She had told Ivor's editor that she was bored with Canada and had plans to meet up with a cute Manchester United footballer on her return to England.
Ivor told his editor that he had read the story in the Spoof about the Mystery Blonde sending a postcard to Manchester United's Chicharito and he guessed that was the footballer she was planning to meet up with.
He begged his editor to keep him 'on' the story. He had his passport with him and promised to return to Canada with some very special photographs indeed.
Reluctantly his editor agreed and Ivor's spirits rose. They rose even higher when a young man on a skateboard approached him and handed him his camera.
The young man apologized and explained that he had been paid $50, by a mysterious blonde lady,to take the camera and return it to the owner after 15 minutes.
An extremely relieved Ivor, headed for the nearest airport which was over the U.S./Canada border in Buffalo, New York. Here he would board the next flight to London, England to pick up the trail of The Mystery Blonde. He guessed she'd be heading to Manchester, perhaps boarding a plane from the very airport he was heading towards.
He'd buy a suitcase and new clothes when he landed. This assignment was proving to be even more interesting than Ivor had first anticipated.