Have you seen the missing 23ft orange dinosaur? Probably not...
The task: find a 23-foot-tall bright orange dinosaur stolen from outside a cafe. The reward: a full English breakfast.
But you can probably call off Dog the Bounty Hunter from the search, as this is almost definitely a hoax. But why?
Erm, not sure.
An advert appeared in the Metro yesterday saying: “MISSING. 23ft ORANGE DINOSAUR.
“My café is suffering and my dog’s depressed.
“If you stole my dinosaur put him back – he hasn’t walked off on his own.
“Reward – free full English.”
The advert finished with a mobile phone number and a link to a Facebook page, which has a poster and a picture of where the massive beast supposedly used to stand.
But it doesn’t add up.
Posts by ‘Roxy’ on the site say the dinosaur was taken from outside her dad’s cafe, called Roy’s Dino Diner.
It has a sparse website, no contact details and only the vague address ‘visit us near Epping on the B1393’ next to pictures of a photoshopped diner, a large breakfast and dinosaur-shaped nuggets.
Oh, it handily also says: “Look out for the Orange Dinosaur.”
There is no mention of the business anywhere on the internet, which you think a diner in Epping with a massive orange dinosaur might do, and the pictures are clearly all faked.
An update appeared later with a ‘picture’ of it, saying: “A 23ft dinosaur has got to be pretty hard to hide, right? Someone must have seen him?!”
When we rang the number listed all we got was a voicemail asking anyone with information on Roy the dinosaur to leave a message.
Why is this person doing this? No seriously, please tell us if you know.
Disclaimer: If there really is a Roy’s Dino Diner in Epping, and the owner’s dog is depressed because a 23ft dinosaur has been stolen, then we are very sorry for doubting you, and we’d love to come and try your ‘Jurassic bites’