Month: January 2009

Stolen Gorilla Found in Smiley Hall

<!–{PS..2}-University of Tampa Safety and Security as well as Residence Life are looking into the theft of a motorized gorilla in front of a Tampa store on Wednesday. UPDATE: Friday at 10:22 a.m.

The iconic gorilla stolen from the State Vacuum store on Kennedy Boulevard was found in Smiley Hall around 3:40 p.m. today. The life-sized replica was clad in Arizona Cardinals gear and was seen leaving campus this afternoon.

The St. Petersburg Times reported that store owner David Epstein wrote a letter to UT president Ronald Vaughn asking him not to discipline the girls caught with the gorilla, because, ‘We’ve all done something stupid. Just not all of us got caught.’

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