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Giant flamingo head stolen after Spanish Town

4 years 1 month 4 days ago Monday, February 16 2015 Feb 16, 2015 February 16, 2015 4:46 PM February 16, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE - After an afternoon filled with pink flamingos parading downtown, one of the largest flamingo replicas turned up missing, stolen out of a black pickup truck.

Joshua Ramirez, who restored the historic flamingo head after ten years of absence, loaded the ten-foot dragon styled flamingo into his pickup truck after the parade, but in the night, it was stolen from the bed of the truck.

The flamingo weighs hundreds of pounds and would likely take a small team of people to lift and load.

At ten feet tall, it's not an easy prize to hide and Baton Rouge Police are aware of the theft, keeping an eye out for any sight of the sculpture.

The flamingo head belongs to the Spanish Town Parade organizers and was displayed at the judges' stand for the parade.

Ramirez said if the flamingo is returned safely there will be no questions asked. He said the organization is more concerned about having their sculpture returned and would not press charges.

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