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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!
Barcham 6:30 pm
25 Mar 13
#1

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

Genie 6:39 pm
25 Mar 13
#2

That photo is awesome !!!

bundah 6:42 pm
25 Mar 13
#3

Well haven’t we come a long way!

shauno 6:51 pm
25 Mar 13
#4

Looks better than the Owl

FXST01 7:09 pm
25 Mar 13
#5

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

Thumper 7:28 pm
25 Mar 13
#6

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

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

Felix the Cat 7:36 pm
25 Mar 13
#7

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

OpenYourMind 8:16 pm
25 Mar 13
#8

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

dpm 8:21 pm
25 Mar 13
#9

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

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

Valerian 8:29 pm
25 Mar 13
#10

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*

poetix 9:34 pm
25 Mar 13
#11

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

Holditz 10:36 pm
25 Mar 13
#12

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

bundah 10:59 pm
25 Mar 13
#13

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

gentoopenguin 7:36 am
26 Mar 13
#14

shauno said :

Looks better than the Owl

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

dan w 9:37 am
26 Mar 13
#15

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!

dwarfsoft 10:33 am
26 Mar 13
#16

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

esp 10:48 am
26 Mar 13
#17

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

esp 10:48 am
26 Mar 13
#18

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 ????

Stevian 11:47 am
26 Mar 13
#19

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”?

Bluenomi 11:59 am
26 Mar 13
#20

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

Thumper 12:06 pm
26 Mar 13
#21

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….

Jivrashia 1:02 pm
26 Mar 13
#22

WILLLMAAAAH!!!

JazzyJess 2:02 pm
26 Mar 13
#23

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

poetix 2:34 pm
26 Mar 13
#24

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

bundah 2:45 pm
26 Mar 13
#25

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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