Booze Blamed for Triceratops Theft From Isle of Wight's Jurassic Park

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Why did the Triceratops cross the road? Because a group of drunken pranksters (correctly) thought it would be funny to drag it around in the middle of the night. Technically, though, it didn't make it all the way across. Lazy bones.

This is the theory of Martin Simpson, who owns the Isle of Wight's Jurassic Garden, anyway. Pictures of the 7.6m model dinosaur stood in the middle of High Street in Godshill started making the rounds on social media over the weekend, and we can't imagine Simpson saw the funny side. "It takes about five blokes to move the dinosaur a couple of inches, so it was definitely a concerted effort and drink was probably involved," he said.

Everything appears to have been sorted now, with staff members rescuing the beast and returning it to its garden. Hopefully the Tricera-cops catch the culprits. [BBC]