Last Friday morning, an “upset” caller spoke to the US police to report a woman who had “frozen to death” in Hudson, New York state.
What happened was night time in the northern clutches of the US has been quite chilly as temperatures have been dropping to around 13 degrees.
Officers responded to the 911 call, rolled up to the vehicle covered in frost and snow and saw what appeared to be a woman trapped inside.
The figure, pictured above, was seat-belted up, seemingly dead, while wearing an oxygen mask. Of course, the Hudson Police Department broke into the vehicle to save her. Only for the ‘woman’ to turn out to be a mannequin (a waxed doll).
The owner said he used it as a medical training aid and was a bit upset that his car had been smashed up.
To be fair to the caller who spotted it, the mannequin was extremely realistic. She was wearing real clothing, glasses, shoes, teeth. She even had skin blemishes. Her hair looked real too.
When the Hudson Police Department tracked the owner down, he complained about the drastic action.
Mirror UK reports police chief L Edward Moore said in a statement to local news station Wavy:
“It is my understanding that the owner was incredulous that we took action in this matter. He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my sergeant.
“Just to clear the record, 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.”
Chief Moore told mannequin owners to be a bit more careful. No charges were filed.
– Mirror UK