A Giant, Inflatable Jack-O’-Lantern Celebrated Halloween Early By Wreaking Havoc On The Streets Of Arizona

Halloween came early for the city of Peoria, Arizona on Thursday, thanks to strong gusts of wind that rolled through the southwest. A 25-foot-tall, 350-pound inflatable jack-o’-lantern got loose from a Halloween display promoting a “Monster Bash” at a local sports complex. Once liberated, the great pumpkin went rolling toward the nearby high school and crossed multiple lanes of traffic before getting stuck beneath a streetlight pole.

However, the pole was not strong enough to restrain the pumpkin, and it quickly broke free and commenced traveling another quarter of a mile, bouncing over a wall, through a parking lot and finally getting stuck in a neighborhood park.

“I was so shocked to see that it was like bouncing like a basketball all the way down the road,” Patrick Sparkes with Big AZ Promotions said.

“We showed up and it wasn’t there and we spent the last 40 minutes driving around looking for it,” Sparkes said.

That’s kind of impressive that it took them 40 whole minutes to find a 25-foot-tall pumpkin in Arizona, where everything is relatively flat. You know, at that point, I think I’d just let it go. Like they say, if you really love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours forever. *sings “Born Free”*

(Via NBC 12 News)