See what happened when police responded to emergency call about tiger “lounging on car roof”
Police rushed to reports of a Bengal tiger “lounging on a car roof” – but the beast turned out to be a stuffed animal.
Officers in Washington State received the 911 call from a member of the public who claimed he saw the wild predator on top of a sports utility vehicle at Lacamas Lake, a popular recreation area.
Rob Skeens, a police sergeant in the city of Camas, said: “This person thought it was real and called it in.”
He added that no report was taken during the incident because there is no law against strapping stuffed animals to the top of a car.
According to a local newspaper, 19-year-old Connor Zuvich found the stuffed animal among some rubbish bags at the lake and decided to strap it to the top of his black SUV.
He later tweeted a picture of his vehicle being stopped by police and wrote: “Someone called 911 and reported me driving around with a “live bangle tiger” on top of my car???”