Giant pumpkin on the loose causes havoc on the streets

Giant Inflatable Pumpkin Rolls Around Town

Being chased by a giant pumpkin sounds like the ultimate nightmare, but this is a scenario that actually happened on the street in Arizona. According to USA Today, a 25-foot tall, 350-pound pumpkin was spotted rolling over cars on a road in Peoria until it got stuck on a streetlight pole for a brief moment. After a little struggle the pumpkin managed to break free again and rolled towards the unknown.

Witness Patrick Sparkes commented on what he saw:



City officials confirmed that the pumpkin made its escape from a Halloween display aimed to promote the Peoria Monster Bash, thanks to strong winds. One of the employees connected to the event commented:



Here are some giant pumpkins that weren't so successful with their escape:
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Giant pumpkin on the loose causes havoc on the streets
Judges inspect a giant pumpkin during the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A square pumpkin is seen at the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Pumpkin stems are placed in water filled containers the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
John Hawkley, 2014 champion, waits near his pumpkin during the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A square pumpkin is displayed during the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Peoples pass by a truck holding large pumpkins as they walk to the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A pumpkin is hoisted off a truck to be weighed at the 42nd annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California on October 12, 2015. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds (1053.6 KG) set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The champion pumpkin, along with the top five pumpkins overall, will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 17-18. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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