Monday, December 04, 2006

Giant Gorilla Goes Missing In Carrollton

sale gorilla stolenThe hunt is on for a giant gorilla in Carrollton.

The 35-foot inflatable gorilla was last seen at a NTB tire store off Beltline and Interstate 35.

"I couldn't believe that somebody stole that," mechanic Mike Coates said.

Someone deflated the giant attraction and took off in the middle of the night, police said.

NBC 5 decided to hit the streets of Carrollton to see if people have seen the gorilla.

"Are you kidding? How do you steal a gorilla?" one resident said.

"That's scary: A gorilla on the loose this time of year with all the traffic," another said.

Even with similar inflatable gorillas around town, Coates said it would be hard to miss.

Until it's returned, NTB will have to work without their giant friend.

"If you're not using it, I'd like it back. We'd appreciate it," Coates said.

The gorilla has gray skin and is wearing blue boxers and a yellow shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrollton police.


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