Treat-delivering dinosaur caught on camera at local police department

The dino-delivery was all caught on camera (Moberly Police Department)

Katy Putnam’s dream job was to be a princess at Disney World.

But, those dreams fell short. She says she found out you can only be a princess if you’re taller than 5’4”.

Now, she’s a college senior majoring in business.

It was those newly discovered business instincts that may have led her to the perfect job, along with the dinosaur costume in the back of her closet.

“I posted it on Facebook as a joke, at like 11 one night, and I was like, hey guys I’ll deliver stuff for ten dollars, because Moberly is a tiny area, I’ll even delivery divorce papers if your Valentine's Day is going like mine,” Putnam said with a laugh.

She ended up with a busy day.

“Forty people messaged me and I had to turn down like 10 or 15 people, because I’m like, there’s no more time allotted in my day to be a dinosaur, I’m sorry,” she said.

Putnam delivered dozens of treats, all dressed as a dinosaur.

“I think it’s fun,” Putnam said. “Anyone that knows me knows that it’s just in my nature to do stuff like this because I’ve been dressing up as other characters my entire life just for fun, but now, I’m like if I can get paid to do it, I should get paid to do it.”

In between deliveries, she decided to do something sweet for the police department.

“One girl ended up cancelling on me, so I was like, I’ve got a 30-minute lull, I’m going to bring the policemen some cookies because I like them, and I’m afraid I’m going to get pulled over dressed like a dinosaur,” Putnam said.

Putnam, in the full dinosaur outfit, walked into the Moberly Police Department’s lobby, with a box of cookies for the officers, all while the ‘Cops’ theme song, Bad Boys, was playing on a speaker in her pocket.

“I wasn’t here at the time, but I came back and was told we’d been visited by a dinosaur. I said, ‘What are you talking about, a dinosaur?’ So I talked to our dispatcher and she said suddenly the door came open, and this thing went right past the window really quick,” Moberly Police Chief Troy Link said with a laugh.

The Moberly PD shared the security video on its Facebook page, where it’s racked up over 11,000 views.

“That’s what our Facebook page is for, we like to put out the good side of law enforcement every chance we get, and that’s one of those deals where it makes people laugh, and it’s funny, it’s cute, and it helps us show that we have a softer side too, we’re just like everybody else in town where we're invested in our community,” Chief Link said.

The delivery turned into an act of kindness that stuck around much longer than the cookies did.

“They didn’t last very long. I got one out of that box. But they were good, they were really good,” Chief Link said.

Putnam also made a delivery to the Moberly Fire Department the next day….and on behalf of a few guys who forgot all about Valentine’s Day.

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