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Missing Dino-Mite returned to Indiana fireworks business

GRIFFIN, Ind. (WEHT) – Employees at a southwest Indiana fireworks business are relieved after they got their dinosaur back. 

Dino-Mite is a 30-foot blow-up dinosaur that lives outside Stateline Fireworks in Griffin, a town of about 170 people in Posey County. That’s about 125 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

On Tuesday, owners noticed Dino-Mite was missing. They took to Facebook to post a lost dinosaur ad saying if the thief returned it, no questions would be asked.

On Friday, Dino-Mite showed up unharmed with a note which read in part: “Sorry mom and dad, I wanted to watch the fireworks show on the riverfront. Sorry for not asking permission. Please don’t ground me.” 

Stateline’s owners said it was interesting to see the thief had a sense of humor. Their original post was shared over 3,500 times.