Stolen carnival coaster

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:30 PM

Someone stole a white pickup with a portable kiddie coaster trailer from Union County Fairgrounds in Marysville, OH.

https://fox8.com/2019/09/04/wanted-stolen-roller-coaster-from-fairgrounds-in-ohio/?fbclid=IwAR3LmpIYFLwKx9BMqMrKNAK85abWz5uhTJ8iG_efO7iiGEPjIcqF8oXGj38

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:06 PM

VATER!!!

Cut that out!!

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:19 AM

To be fair, it's just the trailer and coaster that were stolen. I get the impression the white truck backed in, hooked up, and drove off.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:02 AM
Vater's avatar

It's a Go-Gator. I didn't realize that. Anyone have a Dragon Wagon up for trade?

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:28 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

The Go-Gator is the Hunts Ketchup of the traveling fair coaster circuit.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:41 PM
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Apparently portable kiddie coasters must have rhyming or alliterative names including animals, real or fantastic.

Other proposed models include:

Useful Unicorn
Wizard Lizard
Charging Chimp
You Can Toucan
Danglin' Pangolin


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:24 PM

You mean like those Larson kiddie spin rides?

Lets see, there’s Bear Affair, Dizzy Dragons, Monkey Mayhem, Berry go Round, Martian Madness, Chilly Willy, Tons of Fun, Pumpkin Patch, Spin the Apple, and Tea Time.

So, yes.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:24 PM

The enthusiast in me just keeps thinking this is such a waste. For what this guy is going to pay in legal bills when he is caught, he could have bought Speed: The Ride free and clear.

https://vegasslots.net/news/las-vegas-news/las-vegas-roller-coaster-for-sale/

I can't find it now, but I remember at the time I saw it the leading bid was only $3000-$4000 dollars. Cheaper, legal, and a much better coaster. B-)

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:36 PM
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Transportation and erection, let alone power and maintenance would have been much more.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, September 6, 2019 10:56 AM
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Thinking of the big picture is so "GP".


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Friday, September 6, 2019 1:22 PM

ApolloAndy said:

Transportation and erection, let alone power and maintenance would have been much more.

Well, he has already demonstrated he has a truck capable of hauling a coaster, so let's consider transportation covered...

{End smirking mode}

Last edited by PDXPointer, Friday, September 6, 2019 1:24 PM
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Friday, September 6, 2019 2:54 PM

PDXPointer said:

{End smirking mode}

My smirking was over "erection," but to each their own.

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Friday, September 6, 2019 7:41 PM

I would hazard a guess unless the guy is from the "here, hold me beer" school of thievery that he already had a customer, and this thing is probably in Mexico by now.

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Friday, September 6, 2019 9:54 PM

Apparently the ride has been recovered, haven't heard if they have apprehended the thief

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:02 PM
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Dutchman said:

"here, hold me beer"

In my head I read this in Lucky the Leprechaun’s voice.

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