“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!”  A giant jack-o-lantern escaped from the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts where it was spotted rolling through the streets.  The City of Peoria says gusty winds and rain set the 14-foot inflatable pumpkin spiraling through the streets of Peoria.  The mammoth pumpkin packed a

punch when it took out two street lights before coming to a stop at a nearby park.  Diego Martinez was quick to captured the floating pumpkin on his cell phone. The pumpkin was then deflated and a little bruised. No one was hurt in the Great Pumpkin Escape.

Kris Dugan