VIDEO: Giant, inflatable pumpkin escapes and stops traffic in Peoria, Arizona

Posted at 11:07 PM, Oct 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-30 13:40:56-04

(KPNX/NBC) Halloween came early for drivers and pedestrians in Arizona as a giant, inflatable pumpkin emerged from a group of trees before bouncing through a busy intersection.

In the video captured Thursday, you can see a 25-foot tall, 350-pound orange jack-o'-lantern roll every which way and even across multiple lanes of traffic before it gets stuck beneath a streetlight pole.

It then brakes free and rolls off into the distance to enjoy its freedom.

After the pumpkin got free from the streetlight, it traveled about a quarter of a mile.

It bounced over a wall, rolled through a business parking lot and eventually landed in a neighborhood park.

City officials said that the pumpkin broke free from a Halloween display promoting a local party.

No one was injured in the great pumpkin escape, but it did cause damage to street lights.

Courtesy: KPNX via NBC News Channel

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