Attention all units, we have a Code Jurassic. A dinosaur has been kidnapped.
And now, recovered.
On Thursday, North Carolina State Capitol Police arrested a man and woman in connection with the theft of a baby dinosaur model from a display at the state's Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Monday.
Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, have been charged with two counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc., according a news release from the Capitol Police. The two turned themselves in to authorities.
Surveillance footage showed a man and woman entering the exhibit, seemingly empty of other visitors. The man climbed the barrier, grabbed the small dinosaur replica, and then placed it in a large purse or bag carried by the woman, the video showed.
It wasn't exactly a caper worthy of "Ocean's Eleven," but the stolen object, a 12- to 14-inch model of a duck-billed Edmontosaurus hatchling, is worth approximately $10,000,Read More »from North Carolina cops nab suspects in brazen dino heist