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Friday, May 22, 2009

Question for PETA or DNR?

Is it stealing if a gorilla takes a banana that happens to be in a Kwiki Mart?

The big hairy beast burst into Erber's shop on Park Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to try to steal the $50 item, WLUK reported.

"Somebody dressed in a gorilla suit entered the store and was apparently trying to take a large banana that they had as part of a banana display," said police Capt. Steve Klein. There was a scuffle during which an employee tried to rip off the gorilla-suited thief's mask — discovering the culprit was a woman.

After that robbery was foiled, the fake ape reportedly went to a nearby Kwik Trip on Johnson Street and attempted the same crime. And it — she? — returned for a third try later.

The Park Avenue store staff is trying to lure the gorilla back so they can catch her.

"We're going to hang it up again tomorrow, see what happens," Erber told WLUK.

There are gorillas in Wisconsin, aren't there?