Inflatable Minion Causes ‘Despicable’ Traffic Jam In Dublin

As popular as the minions are with filmgoers, they didn’t have many fans with commuters in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday.

A giant inflatable Minion balloon somehow got loose of its restraints and rolled onto a road near the north part of the city, according to the


  • “I’m not sure how it got loose, but I just saw it coming loose and flying across the road as we were driving,” Erin Van Londen told the site. “It’s been very windy in the area.”

  • The inflatable Minion knocked a side view mirror off one car, but nobody was hurt, according to

  • Van Londen contacted officials to let them know they had a minion in their midst.

    “It was a bizarre enough phone call,” she told the Irish Independent. “I haven’t seen the film, but I think everyone knows the Minions.”

  • Most witnesses saw the humor in the incident, though some public officials used it to score political points.

    Paul McAuliffe, who sits on the Dublin City Council, tweeted out, “Escaped Minion at Omni in Santry may seem hilarious, but its a dispicable breach of health and safety.”

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