Police in Hudson New York were notified of a ‘woman who was frozen to death’ in a car, and rushed to save what turned out to be a medical mannequin.
The Times Union of Albany reports that “a caller told police there was an elderly woman ‘frozen to death’ in a parked car, covered in frost and snow. Officers rushed to the scene and found what appeared to be a woman, trapped inside, sitting in a car’s front passenger seat wearing an oxygen mask and her seat belt.
A sergeant from the Hudson P.D. busted a rear window, opened the door and discovered that the woman was in fact a realistic-looking mannequin. She was wearing real clothing, glasses, shoes, teeth. She even had skin blemishes. Her hair looked real too. Eventually, the car’s owner returned and explained how he uses the dummy for his job selling medical training aids.”
The owner of the car revealed that he used the mannequin as a medical training aid and was rather upset that the police had damaged his car.
From the Daily Mail:
The police chief says the owner was ‘incredulous’ that his officers broke the window to rescue the mannequin.
‘He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my sergeant,’ police chief L Edward Moore said.
Ever-so-slightly tongue-in-cheek, Chief Moore told mannequin owners to be more careful.
‘Just to clear the record,’ he explained, ‘all citizens of Hudson should be put on notice that if you park your locked vehicle on the street on a sub-zero night with a life-size realistic mannequin seated in it… we will break your window.’
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