Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Photo: T. Rex Spotted In Downtown L.A.

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Reddit user "passthatDutcher" spotted this T. Rex hanging out around Wilshire and Grand downtown over the weekend. What do you think is more "L.A.": this, or hordes of people running around in their underwear?

There are a couple things of note in this photo that render it perfect for an item in a 2016 time capsule: one, the woman taking a selfie with the T. Rex in the foreground, and two, the man standing on the "Onewheel".

Sleuths on Reddit hypothesized that the T. Rex was being used in a commercial; possibly for Mercury Insurance, who must have found that implementing dinosaur destruction was a good way to sell their product:

Support for LAist comes from

Good guess, but here's hoping this is just the beginning of a bootleg production of Jurassic World 2.