Man Devastated After Beloved Motorised Centaur Stolen From Home
Most people have that one item in their home that they absolutely adore.
Whether it's a pair of jeans, a picture frame of your European holiday, your fridge, your Xbox...we could go on.
Well, for one Melbourne man, his most beloved item is a motorised centaur that doubles as an esky.
But Tor Hellander's beautiful mythical creature, who is named Hermator, was stolen from the front of his Brunswick West home and he's devastated.
He's written an empassioned appeal on Facebook saying: "Please help me get it back by sharing this post and ask your friends if they have seen or heard anything.
"It's very precious to me and I would very much want it back. I have contacted the police, reported it stolen and given them our CCTV records.
"Please I miss my centaur."
Look, why you'd keep one of your most prized possessions in your front yard for people to take is a question that has to be asked, but at the moment Tor just wants him/her/it back.
Hermator stands at a whopping 190 centimetres, has a cheeky 15-litre esky hidden at horse's backside and can travel at 6.5km/h when the engine kicks into gear. Interestingly, the esky has a drain pipe which is activated when you squeeze the centaur's fluffy testicles.
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"I just want it back, I don't want to press charges or anything. It cost a fortune to build it and it took a lot of time. It's been around and everyone knows it."
Judging from the pictures of Tor at a festival riding Hermator, you can see why this is a pretty beloved item. Also, why someone would want to take it is beyond us.
There's been an appeal made on social media, with friends asking for any information about the centaur's whereabouts to come forward.
But of course, because it's social media, people have been bowled over with the idea that this type of thing even exists.
"I have to admit that even when you think you've got peak Brunswick. This place still surprises you with a stolen centaur," one person wrote on Reddit.
Hopefully the police will be able to track down the person or persons who did this and Tor can get Hermator back in his life.
Featured Image Credit: Tor Silver/Facebook