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Dinosaur recovered!

By johnboy 25 March 2013 25

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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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bundah 2:45 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.

poetix 2:34 pm 26 Mar 13

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

JazzyJess 2:02 pm 26 Mar 13

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

Jivrashia 1:02 pm 26 Mar 13


Thumper 12:06 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….

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