Missing Wis. gorilla head found in Minneapolis
When an Appleton, Wis. store found their famous mechanical gorilla beheaded outside the store, the owners went on a crusade to get it back. What's a ridiculous waving gorilla (usually dressed for the season) without his creepy head?
Here is the YouTube video:
Thieves took the head of the gorilla outside Balloon Magic/Gorilla Grams on Nov. 28, and business owner Elizabeth Ballon soon posted a video on YouTube offering a $1,000 reward for its return.
According to Appleton police Sgt. Michael Daul, Minneapolis Detective James Jensen went to the residence and had no trouble spotting the gorilla.
"He said they had it sitting on their kitchen table as a decorative centerpiece."
The head was returned and reattached, and the gorilla went back on display Thursday afternoon.
A gorilla centerpiece? Apparently the two Minneapolis men, ages 24 and 28, thought so. They are probably considered heroes by their dude-bro friends. Is it really worth it now that you could be charged with theft and damage? Merry Christmas!
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