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Reward offered for Montana truck stop dinosaur

Updated: June 29, 2012 1:12PM

MISSOULA, Mont. — The folks at Hi-Noon Petroleum in Montana have a new way to turn a dinosaur into gasoline.

They’re offering a $250 gas card for information leading to the safe return of Dino, a 12-foot-long fiberglass Sinclair dinosaur that disappeared June 21 from the Crossroads Travel Center west of Missoula.

Hi-Noon marketing manager Earl Allen says the 6-foot tall dinosaur sat on a hill overlooking Interstate 90 for at least five years.

Allen says taking the prehistoric icon would have been a bit of a project, since it wouldn’t fit in the back of a pickup.

Anyone with information on Dino’s whereabouts is asked to call Hi-Noon.

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