Dane confronts man who stole his pink pony, gives world a lesson in vigilante justice

Thomas Dambo would do whatever it took to get back his pony.


Kevin Morris

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 5, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 4:53 am CDT

The other night in Copenhagen, a pair of men stole Thomas Dambo’s pink pony. It wasn’t easy. The statue had previously stood rearing over a public park, its hindquarters bespeckled in stars, its rainbow tail flowing lush and free. But then the men came along, bearing a saw and a grim agenda. They severed the pony from its pedestal, hauling it away in the night.

Upon seeing the mutilated stump where his pony once stood, distraught Dambo immediately put up a €40 bounty on Facebook, asking for help. Copenhagen is apparently the biggest little city in all Europe. One of Dambo’s buddies actually had a lead: He’d seen the men make off with the pony the other night, at around 2 am. He even had an address.

The next morning, Dambo marched out to confront the pony thief face-to-face. Luckily for us, he dutifully recorded everything.

Let’s go on an adventure in Danish vigilante justice.

H/T Reddit | Photo via Thomas Dambo/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 5, 2013, 5:13 pm CDT