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Someone stole a roller coaster in Central Ohio and authorities need your help finding it

Posted at 3:07 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 15:07:05-04

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of roller coaster theft.

You read that right. Someone who doesn't care about children, or their joy and happiness stole a Go-Gator kiddie roller coaster from the county fairgrounds last month.

The ride is a miniature coaster featuring multiple train cars that total around 20 feet in length.

You can see a fully-assembled similar ride in the player below.

Authorities said the theft happened on Aug. 28 in Marysville, Ohio. The coaster was on a purple and green trailer with alligator-designed train cars. The trailer has a Maine license plate that reads: 22-1246A

The vehicle involved is a white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a flatbed. It was spotted by a traffic camera with the coaster in tow.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Deputy Kevin Rigano at 937-645-4110 or by emailing, or Lieutenant Mike Justice at 937-645-4130 or emailing