Beloved velociraptor named ‘Penelope’ stolen from New Philadelphia landscaping business

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Tuscarawas County has a missing dinosaur. Specifically, a Velociraptor statue was stolen in New Philadelphia.

The statue, actually one of two, is called Penelope. Penelope and the other bird of prey, Pierre, were on display at Stutzman’s Lawn & Landscaping.

The company posted on Facebook Friday afternoon that Penelope was missing from her place down by the koi pond.

Penelope is not small either. She is about 5 feet tall and 9 feet long.

“It was lifted directly from the anchor that was holding it in the mulch bed. This would have required more than one person as it is heavy and has no drag marks,” the company said.

The landscaping company is asking residents to keep an eye out for the dinosaur and contact the police if it is discovered. You can also contact the company directly at 330-339-4234.

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