Baby velociraptor stolen from Dinos & Dragons Exhibit

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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — An animatronic baby velociraptor that is valued at about $6,000 was stolen from the Dinos & Dragons Exhibit in New Port Richey overnight, according to officials.

Tuesday was supposed to be the first day of construction for the Dinos & Dragons Exhibit, which will run Dec. 9 – Feb. 26 at the Harry Schwettman Education Center.

A curator who was putting on the exhibit noticed the missing dinosaur when he arrived at the center on Tuesday morning and noticed the straps that were holding the dinosaur in place were cut. The New Port Richey Police Department is now canvassing the neighborhoods looking for the animatronic.

The dinosaur weighs approximately 60 – 80 pounds and is 8 feet long and 4 feet tall, officials said.

Anyone that has information about the baby velociraptor’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the New Port Richey Police Department at (727) 841-4550.

 

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