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Dinosaur recovered!

By 25 March 2013 25

police and utahraptor

A tip-off to ACT Policing has led to the recovery this afternoon (Monday, March 25) of the dinosaur statue which was removed from the National Dinosaur Museum in Gold Creek late last week.

Acting on information received, General Duties officers attended a residential address in Page where the 1.6-metre fibreglass Utahraptor was located in the rear sunroom of the home. The statue’s tail had been removed but was otherwise undamaged.

Officers from the Exhibit Management Centre were called to convey the statue to Belconnen Police Station, where the museum owners are planning to pick it up and return it to its original location.

A 20-year-old man from Page admitted to removing the statue as a birthday prank, and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Sergeant Marcus Boorman, from Belconnen Patrol, said that the man appeared contrite and apologetic for his actions, and had been planning to return the item this evening.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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25 Responses to Dinosaur recovered!
#1
Barcham6:30 pm, 25 Mar 13

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

#2
Genie6:39 pm, 25 Mar 13

That photo is awesome !!!

#3
bundah6:42 pm, 25 Mar 13

Well haven’t we come a long way!

#4
shauno6:51 pm, 25 Mar 13

Looks better than the Owl

#5
FXST017:09 pm, 25 Mar 13

I see a dinosaur puts in more effort into parking than some Canberra residents.

#6
Thumper7:28 pm, 25 Mar 13

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

Suck it up Sydney and Melbourne. You will never be this awesome.

#7
Felix the Cat7:36 pm, 25 Mar 13

I saw it in the back of the Dinosaur Museum ute this afternoon, presumably on it’s way back home.

#8
OpenYourMind8:16 pm, 25 Mar 13

The dinosaur managed to park within the lines. Is this a first for the riveting RiotACT parking stories?

#9
dpm8:21 pm, 25 Mar 13

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

+1!
So, the Canberra confidential story was accurate, as usual….!

#10
Valerian8:29 pm, 25 Mar 13

Glad its found safe. Photo does look like it stepped in poop in the carpark though lol …. *Raptor goes “Gahhhh!” and skids foot on concrete to scrape it off*

#11
poetix9:34 pm, 25 Mar 13

That ain’t no Utahraptor! That’s a Mullysaurus!

#12
Holditz10:36 pm, 25 Mar 13

Get rid of the tasers, one appearance of Constable Utah will be enough to scare any miscreant into submission.

#13
bundah10:59 pm, 25 Mar 13

I move a motion that we replace the entire judiciary with Judge Utah,which will no doubt receive rapturous applause!

#14
gentoopenguin7:36 am, 26 Mar 13

shauno said :

Looks better than the Owl

Hear hear! They should replace the owl…it’s better a dinosaur than an eyesore.

#15
dan w9:37 am, 26 Mar 13

Thumper said :

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

Suck it up Sydney and Melbourne. You will never be this awesome.

Love it!

#16
dwarfsoft10:33 am, 26 Mar 13

What I’m confused about is why I spotted this Dino entering Belconnen Mall after it’s recovery. I think I’ll be investigating this at lunch time.

Video of Utahraptor being taken into the Mall at just before 6pm on Monday 25/03/2013

#17
esp10:48 am, 26 Mar 13

Well this guy is much, much, much more useful than some of the other dinosaurs ACT Policing has roaming it’s corridors…..

#18
esp10:48 am, 26 Mar 13

dwarfsoft said :

What I’m confused about is why I spotted this Dino entering Belconnen Mall after it’s recovery. I think I’ll be investigating this at lunch time.

Video of Utahraptor being taken into the Mall at just before 6pm on Monday 25/03/2013

The new Belconnen Beats Patrol ????

#19
Stevian11:47 am, 26 Mar 13

bundah said :

I move a motion that we replace the entire judiciary with Judge Utah,which will no doubt receive rapturous applause!

Shouldn’t that be “raptorous”?

#20
Bluenomi11:59 am, 26 Mar 13

I saw it at the Mall yesterday, I wondered if it was the same one

#21
Thumper12:06 pm, 26 Mar 13

esp said :

dwarfsoft said :

What I’m confused about is why I spotted this Dino entering Belconnen Mall after it’s recovery. I think I’ll be investigating this at lunch time.

Video of Utahraptor being taken into the Mall at just before 6pm on Monday 25/03/2013

The new Belconnen Beats Patrol ????

Going to the food court to dine on fat bogan kids at McDonalds….

#22
Jivrashia1:02 pm, 26 Mar 13

WILLLMAAAAH!!!

#23
JazzyJess2:02 pm, 26 Mar 13

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done to all involved in the recovery process.

#24
poetix2:34 pm, 26 Mar 13

I was hoping it might do a world tour. Like stolen garden gnomes, but bloodier.

#25
bundah2:45 pm, 26 Mar 13

Stevian said :

bundah said :

I move a motion that we replace the entire judiciary with Judge Utah,which will no doubt receive rapturous applause!

Shouldn’t that be “raptorous”?

Yes but the spelling nazi in me wouldn’t allow it however well spotted nonetheless.

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