A 40ft inflatable Minion from the 'Despicable Me' franchise caused havoc on an Irish road on Monday when it flew away from a local fairground and landed on a busy street.
Locals in Santry, near Dublin, swiftly realised this was only part of the small yellow invaders' plans to dominate the Earth and enslave humanity.
Cllr Paul McAuliffe said: "I don’t want to sound like a killjoy, but if that had landed on a cyclist, for instance, it could have been serious. If you take the Minion part of it out, if this was a large inflatable weather balloon that had not been properly tethered, there would be no humour in this story at all."
Luckily the Gardaí managed to quell the Minion's plan by lifting it off the road and quickly deflating it, putting off their invasion for another day.
Despite this small victory for planet Earth, the tiny yellow creatures continue to penetrate our society in small ways many may not even notice.
They're in our Happy Meals, swearing at our kids:
They're hiding in our Tic Tacs:
MARRYING INTO OUR SPECIES:
Replacing our priceless works of art:
They're even invading our dog videos. Is nothing sacred??
They're hiding in our Malt Loaf:
It's #FreeLoafFriday!July 31, 2015
They're intercepting our post:
Minions são nada mais que carteiros dos Correios pic.twitter.com/yci2xfkHgR— minions (@toscopravcs) July 26, 2015
They're on our genitals:
They're posing as Twinkies:
They're even hiding, camouflaged on our bananas:
IS NOWHERE FUCKING SAFE pic.twitter.com/lcjnM2Kan0— John (@JM_Underwood) July 28, 2015
They're LITERALLY everywhere.
If we don't fight back against this invasion, we'll be seeing these on every billboard and lamppost:
SO STOP WELCOMING THEM.
The attack on Dublin was just the beginning. You have been warned.