Welfare check of 'deranged person' turns out to be cardboard cutout

A caller reported seeing a man standing motionless outside wearing no coat in the cold and hugging a pillow


Deanna Weniger
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

JORDAN, Minn. — MyPillow got a little free advertising.

Jordan police were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. Thursday to a neighborhood off Highway 21 for a welfare check.

A caller, who asked to remain anonymous, reported seeing a man standing motionless outside wearing no coat in the cold and hugging a pillow.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the man was actually a cardboard cutout of MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell. MyPillow is a pillow manufacturing company based in Chaska. Lindell’s life-size cardboard likeness can be seen in stores all around the Twin Cities.

“Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance,” Jordan police said in a Facebook post. “The caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow; always better to call police.”

 

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Posted by Jordan (MN) Police Department on Thursday, February 28, 2019

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