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Saturday 3 December 2016

40-ft Minion on the rampage: New footage shows giant inflatable rolling over cars

Minion up to mischief in Santry, Dublin(Photo: Facebook/ErinVanLonden)
Minion up to mischief in Santry, Dublin(Photo: Facebook/ErinVanLonden)

A new video shows the giant minion inflatable rolling over cars and causing traffic chaos on Monday evening.

The massive minion had escaped from a nearby fair and led to tailbacks on the Old Swords Road in Santry.

Gardai were called to the scene at approximately 3pm where they were helped by passers-by to let the air out of the giant inflatable creature, believed to be '40-foot' high.

The new footage, filmed by Dónal Sharpson from his car, shows the character tumbling over cars as it continued its great escape.

Santry-based Erin Van Londen witnessed the incident and alerted the gardai.

"We were driving down to the shopping centre and we saw the giant balloon coming towards us," Erin told Independent.ie.

"We were in the queue of traffic but we pulled out into the industrial centre, just to be at a safe distance from the balloon.

"I had seen it yesterday in the carnival when we were driving down and I’d said to my boyfriend, ‘There is an absolutely huge inflatable Minion in there’.

"So today when we saw it, we thought ‘Oh wait, it must have toppled over’".

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