MUST SEE: Giant pumpkin rolls down Arizona street

(NBC) — Halloween came early for drivers and pedestrians in Arizona as a giant, inflatable pumpkin emerged from a group of trees before bouncing through a busy intersection.

In the video captured Thursday you can see the 25-foot tall, 350 pound orange jack-o’-lantern roll every which way and even across multiple lanes of traffic before it gets stuck beneath a streetlight pole. It then brakes free and rolls off into the distance to enjoy its freedom.

After the pumpkin got free from the streetlight, it traveled about a quarter of a mile, bouncing over a wall, rolling through a business parking lot and eventually landing in a neighborhood park.

City officials said that the pumpkin broke free from a Halloween display promoting a local Halloween party.

Luckily, nobody was injured in the “great pumpkin escape” but it did cause damage to street lights. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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