25 March 2013

Dinosaur recovered!

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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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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.

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

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

WILLLMAAAAH!!!

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….

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

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”?

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 ????

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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*

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

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

OpenYourMind8:16 pm 25 Mar 13

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

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.

Barcham said :

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

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

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

Looks better than the Owl

Well haven’t we come a long way!

That photo is awesome !!!

This is the best photo I have ever seen.

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