Stranger with Tools in Pocket Steals Dinosaur from Store
Occurred on December 26, 2021 / Route 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Info from Licensor: We were told by our morning cleaning crew that they noticed something amiss and then realized that one of our dinosaurs was missing! We have a store/attraction on Route 66 in Tulsa and the dinos out front are a fun "attention getter" enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages. We checked our cameras and discovered that someone had come around the corner at about 11:45 the night before and headed straight to the dinosaur. He took tools out of his pockets to de-attach the dino so he had obviously planned out the dino abduction. He had a dog with him who waited patiently during the heist. We do not believe the dog had anything to do with the job as we believe all dogs are inherently good. Then we saw the guy pick up the dino and walk away. He stopped for a time in the parking lot across the way at another local Route 66 attraction "Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios" then after some cars passed, picked up the dino then vanished into the night. The dino in question is a Deinonychus and her name was Delores. We aren't too worried about her if she gets loose for they are native to Oklahoma and she will be ok. We have ordered another dino along with a Velociraptor and will be taking extra measures to hopefully ensure no more dinos walk away!