Jurassic Prank! Stolen Dinosaur Statues Found at UT Fraternity House
Oh, these college kids and the trouble they cause.
Three dinosaur statues that were taken from a Texas museum in Bastrop County last week were found days later at a University of Texas at Austin fraternity house.
According to KTBC-TV in Austin:
Park owner Linda Nunez tells FOX 7 Austin that the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office brought the dinosaurs to her home on October 26.
Nunez says the dinosaurs were recovered from a University of Texas at Austin fraternity party and that authorities are still working to identify the suspects.
The dinosaurs, Dilong, Minmi, and Dimetrodon, were believed to have been stolen sometime in the evening of October 20 or the morning of October 21.
Linda says the three dinos are in different states with one (Dilong) completely destroyed, one (Minmi) intact, and the other (Dimetrodon) requiring massive construction but it could also be a total loss.
The story from KTBC goes on to say that the perpetrators of the theft parked on a back road and were able to evade cameras by going through a wooded area.
Well, it's good to know that the dinosaurs are back in the possession of their rightful owners. It is a shame that one dinosaur was destroyed and another heavily damaged.
This seems to be college hijinks. I would hope those involved didn't intentionally cause the damage, but they should still be held accountable. I hope the park gets compensated for the damage and maybe the fraternity will do right and identify those who were responsible.
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