"Jimmy, thus far, has taken the bit," Harris said. "Not saying a word. Mum's the word."
Jimmy the Gnome wasn't the first of his kind to do a little globetrotting. Travelocity has built an entire ad campaign around a gnome on the go.
Others have pulled that traveling-gnome prank before.
For example, in 2005, a gnome was stolen out of Washington state resident Marianne Severson's garden and returned with photographic proof he'd met several celebrities, including Paris Hilton.
"I really didn't know it was Paris Hilton until I read the caption in the magazine," Severson said.
A woman made another very strange discovery with her gnome: