Giant Minion Menaces On Dublin Road

Giant Minion Menaces On Dublin Road
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The Dubs had so much when a giant Minion escaped and started menacing in the Santry area of Dublin – a giant inflatable Minion, that is. The 40-feet high Minion fell sideways on the road. It was like he was peeking at everyone with that mischievous smile, which all Minions are known for.


The giant Minion causing traffic in Dublin road

It must have been like a premonition for Dubliner Erin Van Londen. Speaking with the Irish Independent, she said she first saw the giant Minion in a carnival a day before the incident. Driving with her boyfriend, she gasped and said, “There is an absolutely huge inflatable Minion in there.”

So when she saw a giant Minion lying sideways on the road the next day, her first thought was, “Oh wait, it must have toppled over.”

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She decided to call the gardai, Dublin’s local traffic enforcer. At about 3 p.m., the gardai responded. The giant inflatable was deflated. Van Londen and other passers-by helped to get the air out of the poor giant.

“Nobody was injured so everyone seems to have had a bit of fun from it,” she said.

Not everyone is pleased

A Dublin city councilor was displeased, the Irish Times reported. Councilor Paul McAuliffe decided to call the city’s planning authorities out regarding the incident.

“I don’t want to sound like a killjoy, but if that had landed on a cyclist, for instance, it could have been serious,”Mc Auliffe told the Irish Times.

“If you take the Minion part of it out, if this was a large inflatable weather balloon that had not been properly tethered, there would be no humor in this story at all,” he said.

“It seems like one of those innocent ‘silly season’ stories but I am very concerned that such a large object was allowed escape onto a busy main road. Fairground events and festivals are really important in bringing foot fall to our city villages but even the smallest events have health and safety conditions,” he explained.

The councilor has asked the City’s Council to report on the incident. He also asked the council officials to interview the carnival operators.

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