An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla is back home at an eastern Maine flea market-style store two weeks after being ":kidnapped": and later dumped in a corn field in Vermont.
A pickup truck carrying the somewhat battered and torn gorilla arrived at Sandy’s Sales in East Machias on Saturday afternoon a day after being picked up at a Vermont police barracks.
It was accompanied by a caravan of cars led by a Washington County Sheriff’s Department cruiser with lights flashing and siren blaring. At the store, the pilfered primate was greeted by a University of Maine-Machias ukulele band that played ":Gorilla of My Dreams": among its selections.
The gorilla drew international attention after being stolen from outside the store on Labor Day weekend and turning up a few days later in Vermont.