(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.