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25-foot-tall inflatable pumpkin bounces down Arizona street

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Ben Hooper
A giant inflatable pumpkin broke free of its straps and blew down a Peoria, Ariz., road. KNXV video screenshot
A giant inflatable pumpkin broke free of its straps and blew down a Peoria, Ariz., road. KNXV video screenshot

PEORIA, Ariz., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An Arizona resident caught video of a giant inflatable pumpkin bouncing down a Peoria road after blowing free of its straps.

Diego Ramirez captured video of the 25-foot-tall jack o'lantern blowing around in traffic after it broke free of its straps at the Peoria Sports Complex.

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"I was so shocked to see that it was like bouncing like a basketball all the way down the road," Patrick Sparkes of Big AZ Promotions, the company that owns the decoration, told KPNX-TV.

The company said the 350-pound pumpkin broke free from its straps with the help of strong winds.

"We showed up and it wasn't there and we spent the last 40 minutes driving around looking for it," Sparkes said.

There were no injuries from the pumpkin's dash for freedom, but there was some damage done to streetlamps.

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