UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP advised that the owner of the Transformers has contacted the detachment and will be picking up the toys tomorrow.
Nanaimo’s Mounties were searching for the rightful owner of Megatron and Optimus Prime.
Dozens of Transformers were spotted lying on the side of the road by an alert motorist passing by the Fifth Street and Nanaimo Parkway intersection Tuesday at about 10:30 a.m.
According to an RCMP press release, the toys weren’t actually arrayed for a pending epic battle between the honourable Optimus Prime and his evil arch-enemy Megatron, but the toys had simply fallen off the back of a truck and wound up scattered along the highway and throughout the intersection. The motorist gathered up the action figures and turned over to police.