Cops hunt for thief who stole roller coaster from carnival

Roller coaster

Police are trying to find the person who stole an entire roller coaster train from a traveling carnival (Picture: Union County Sheriffs Office)

Police are searching for a thief who stole a roller coaster from a carnival in broad daylight.

The Go-Gator ride was taken from the Union County Fairgrounds in Ohio last week and investigators are now working to find the 35-year-old roller coaster.

An image of a white truck hauling the 20-foot-long purple and green roller coaster was posted to Facebook on Wednesday by the Union County Sheriffs Office.

On the post, police wrote: The Sheriffs Office is asking for assistance identifying a white pick-up truck: A white Dodge RAM 2500 (or larger) model with a flat bed, that has no visible front plate, and pulling the stolen trailer.

Authorities have not released how the thief managed to drive away with the roller coaster, which was part of a traveling carnival.

Union County Fair

The ride was reportedly stolen from the Union County Fairgrounds last week (Picture: Union County Fair/Facebook)

According to Intermark Ride Group, the ride is worth $35,000 and was manufactured in 1984.



ABC News reported that the alligator-themed ride has been around the Marysville, Ohio community and carries a lot of sentimental value in the town.