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Travelocity Roaming Gnome Stolen
Published: Oct 18, 2007 • References: media.dailynorthwestern
October 16th, 2007 will go down in history as the day the Travelocity Roaming Gnome was stolen, or "gnomenapped" from Northwestern university. He was visiting the Transportation Center along with company officials to promote air travel and discussion amongst the students. This was not the first time the Roaming Gnome made a visit to Northwestern university and by all accounts he seemed to have enjoyed meeting with students and faculty. There have long been prankster groups indulging in "the liberation of lawn gnomes" who very well may be behind this incident. Others feel that the Roaming Gnome may travel the world and return safely to Travelocity with photos and travel stories from around the world. Only time will tell what happened to the daring and adventurous gnome often seen in Travelocity commercials. Let's hope he just got a case of wanderlust and left on his own, to return to his home at Travelocity after some much needed soul-searching.