Video: Stuffed tiger fools UK cops, sparks panic
Cops shut down highway, zoo and dispatch helicopter before realizing animal was a fake
By PoliceOne Staff
SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. - A very lifelike stuffed tiger ignited a scare this weekend, causing cops to scramble for fear that a wild animal was on the loose in the countryside.
According to The Telegraph, police shut down a major highway, evacuated a golf course and dispatched a helicopter after passersby reporting spotting the tiger in a field.
Hampshire Police enlisted help from experts at nearby Marwell Zoo, who were ready to send in a team to overcome the tiger, according to The Daily Mail.
It wasn't until a blast of air from the helicopter flipped the stuffed animal on its back that officers realized the animal was a fake.
Check out the video below.