'Cinderella Carriage' vanishes in northern NJ

April 20, 2009 12:17:30 PM PDT
Organizers of an annual Columbus Day parade in northern New Jersey remain baffled as to how - and why - someone ran off with Cinderella's carriage. The 1,000-pound float - which features a golden carriage and four pink ponies - was parked at a Belleville construction company owned by Michael Perrone, an organizer with the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade.

Perrone - who discovered the theft Saturday morning - said it takes six men to lift the float, which stands 7 feet tall, 8 feet long and 4 feet across. The $2,000 carriage carries two girls who are declared princesses for the parade day.

Perrone - who believes it was taken as a prank - said his two young nieces are to be the princesses during this year's Oct. 11 parade.

"They were like, 'Who would take a Cinderella carriage?"' Perrone told The Star-Ledger of Newark. "I said, who else but two evil stepsisters?"


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