SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A longstanding resident of San Francisco’s Haight Street has been kidnapped, or more specifically, dinosaurnapped, and its owners are pleading for its return.

The large dinosaur statue was stolen from a shoe store’s location sometime last week.

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“Lost Dinosaur. He’s big, turquoise, doesn’t bite. If found, you know where he belongs. Please don’t sit on him,” a flier posted near Shoe Biz’s Haight Street location.

The dinosaur has lived in front of the address for over 40 years.

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“We really want to get him back. We don’t think of him as our dinosaur, we think of him as the community’s dinosaur,” Shoe Biz II manager Chantal Jolagh told Hoodline.