It’s not every day you see a giant inflatable Minion causing a traffic jam during rush hour.
However, motorists in the Santry area of Dublin today were brought to a standstill when a 40ft Minion inflatable broke free of its restraints and blew into the road.
The giant Minion was part of a nearby children’s funfair when it made its bid for freedom. Witness Erin Van Londen told The Journal: “I’m not sure how it got loose but I just saw it coming loose and flying across the road as we were driving.”
She said it had been very windy in the area, and called the Gardaí, who let the air out of the giant inflatable. “They deflated it on the road and then they ended up having to get a wheelbarrow to get it out of the way.”
One motorist had a wing mirror knocked off the car but there were no injuries as a result of the incident. The minion, which was said to be around 40 feet high has tragically been put down after its behaviour.
Although most witnesses saw the humour in the incident, some public officials used it to score political points.
Paul McAuliffe, who sits on the Dublin City Council, tweeted out, “Escaped Minion at Omni in Santry may seem hilarious, but its a despicable breach of health and safety.”