ST. PETERS, Mo (KMOV.com) – St. Peters police are on the look-out for an unusual piece of stolen merchandise.
Authorities say they are searching for a giant inflatable rhino, which was set up along Interstate 70 on Thursday to advertise the carpet at Michael’s Flooring Outlets.
But by Friday night it had been stolen.
“We talked about it when the rhino came and decided nobody’s going to steal a 25-foot rhino that’s 12-foot tall,” said employee Brian Amon.
The rhino costs $3,500, and the store had leased it for two weeks for the cost of $800.
Now, the store owners are concerned the rhino’s owners will want $3,500 if it’s not returned.
The thieves did leave behind some clues; a couple empty bud light cans and a beer koozie with the name “Shaggy’s” in Biloxi Beach.