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The Mystery of the Giant Red Spoon: Solved by Pokémon GO? [Video]



Here’s the scoop!

  • A 15-foot red spoon was stolen from a Dairy Queen in Arizona, causing a stir on social media.
  • A man playing Pokémon GO found the spoon behind a fence surrounding a middle school baseball field.
  • The spoon was handed over to the police, who are still looking for the suspects.

A massive, 15-foot red spoon has been causing quite the commotion in Arizona after it was stolen from a Dairy Queen. The bizarre theft captured the attention of social media, but it was a man playing Pokémon GO who ultimately helped solve the mystery.

Michael Foster, 52, was on a morning walk when he spotted the spoon lying on the ground behind a fence that surrounds a Phoenix middle school baseball field, just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the scene of the heist.

“The first thing I did was send a picture to my wife and I said, ‘It’s the spoon.’ She said call the police,” Foster told The Associated Press. The spoon has since been recovered and handed over to the police, but the suspects are still at large.

Police are encouraging the public to submit any tips that may lead to the capture of the culprits. In the meantime, the spoon remains a strange and surreal object, the subject of much curiosity and speculation.




  1. D.

    April 8, 2023 at 6:54 am

    My guess it was a school prank. What would they do with it? Can’t sell it, who would buy it? Can’t really hide it for long as you can see. The senior class guys used to do this kind of stuff when I was in high school, never took anything worth much and it always ended up back at the owner’s place. It just bought you bragging rights but you had to be careful of who you bragged to and people today are a lot more sue crazy and arrest crazy than they used to be.

  2. Doug Litchfield

    May 23, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Could have been stashed by little man for removing spittle from his chin. Knowing when to clam up when outclassed is Hollywood idiots biggest bane.

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