January 29, 2009
Mechanical gorilla stolen
A Tampa, Fla., store owner said one of his two motorized gorillas that wave to passing cars has been stolen from in front of the store.
David Epstein, owner of State Vacuum, said security cameras recorded two women, who appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 25, loading the gorilla into a hatchback and driving away Wednesday, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday.
He said the gorilla was wearing an Arizona Cardinals shirt at the time of the theft.