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Giant Minion terrorises drivers in Ireland as 40ft inflatable blocks traffic on Dublin road

The giant inflatable caused a traffic jam before rush hour

Kashmira Gander
Tuesday 04 August 2015 14:18 BST
The Minion takes over the road
The Minion takes over the road

Mischievous Minions are loved the world over for their antics in Despicable Me – but drivers in Dublin were less than pleased when a giant inflatable version of Kevin fell over in the middle of a road and blocked off traffic.

The inflatable blew over in “very strong” winds at around 3pm on Old Swords Road in Santry, local resident Erin Van Londen told The Independent.

A photo she posted on Facebook shows a Garda police car attending the scene, where the Minion has flopped into the road.

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Ms Van Londen was stuck in a 15-minute traffic jam, as the owners from a local business carted away the giant yellow inflatable in a wheelbarrow.

The 40ft inflatable was stationed at a funfair in the Irish capital, according to the Irish Mirror.

The deflated Minion is taken away by its owners
Owners are on hand with a wheelbarrow

Since Despicable Me was released in 2010, the Minions have become internationally recognised characters, loved by adults and children alike. The first film grossed over $540,000,000 worldwide, and the third film is set to be released in 2017.

A recent study found that UK adults would most like to be Minions if they could choose a fantasy job, topping being a Hogwarts professor or a superhero.

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