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Stolen 800-pound gorilla statue found
upi ^ | Dec. 26, 2012

Posted on 12/27/2012 8:01:40 AM PST by JoeProBono

ORLANDO, Fla., - Police in Florida said they have recovered an 800-pound bronze gorilla statue stolen last month from a hotel.

Orlando police said the statue, valued at between $5,000 and $8,000, was stolen before Thanksgiving from The Metropolitan Express hotel and was discovered on the doorstep of Giovani Alba, who lives about 4 miles from the hotel at The Towns Of Southgate Complex, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Wednesday.

"I came home it scared me, the gorilla on my doorstep" Alba said.

Alba said a friend discovered the gorilla under some brush while walking his dog in the complex and hauled it to his doorstep with help from another friend and a dolly.

Alba said he discovered the state had been stolen when he did an online search for "bronze gorilla" on Christmas Day and found a news article about the theft.

Police said no charges have been filed in the case. They said it will be up to hotel officials to figure out how to transport the gorilla back to the facility.

Hotel officials could not be reached for comment due to the holiday, WKMG said.


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KEYWORDS: gorilla

1 posted on 12/27/2012 8:01:47 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 8:05:30 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: JoeProBono

At least he didn’t find it in his room....


3 posted on 12/27/2012 8:12:48 AM PST by mikrofon (Gorilla his dreams?)
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To: JoeProBono

Where does an 800 pound bronze gorilla sleep?

Anywhere he WANTS to.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 8:14:24 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Squawk 8888
FeDeX that 800-lb bad boy straight to 1600...

Let's see if they can take a hint?!?....
Fiscal cliff humor...

5 posted on 12/27/2012 8:16:11 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: JoeProBono
Alba said a friend discovered the gorilla under some brush while walking his dog in the complex and hauled it to his doorstep with help from another friend and a dolly.

Alba did not indicate how much alcohol he thought was imbibed by his friends.
6 posted on 12/27/2012 8:17:00 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono

Darn I was wondering where I left that.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 8:37:09 AM PST by Patriot95
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To: JoeProBono

This is the big news story around here now. It’s a head-scratcher how two men and a dolly managed to get an 800 pound gorilla from the ground level up to the second story balcony of an apartment complex. This has the makings of a world class fraternity prank.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 8:40:15 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: shove_it

I’d love to get a herd of life sized hippos for placing in the water and along the shore line here.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 8:56:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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10 posted on 12/27/2012 9:10:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

11 posted on 12/27/2012 9:19:54 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: shove_it

12 posted on 12/27/2012 9:48:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s one thing to sneak hotel towels out in your luggage but how does one slip out an 800 lb gorilla statue?


13 posted on 12/27/2012 9:57:14 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Let’s change it to *Fecal Cliff*.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 10:06:40 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: JoeProBono

15 posted on 12/27/2012 10:13:35 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: JoeProBono

Stolen 800-pound gorilla statue found playing piano on island


16 posted on 12/27/2012 10:25:33 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (?.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Have the cops charged George Zimmerman yet?


17 posted on 12/27/2012 10:32:12 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono

I know where a couple large concrete Gorilla’s are....


18 posted on 12/27/2012 10:32:22 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: carriage_hill
Let’s change it to *Fecal Cliff*.

Obama is pushing a fecal cliff?

That works...

19 posted on 12/27/2012 10:54:12 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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