Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff

mercurial

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Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff

A Scottish farmer frantically called cops to report a tiger in his cow shed, sparking an armed police standoff — only to learn it just was a large, cuddly stuffed animal.

Bruce Grubb, 24, was throwing a housewarming party when he spotted the bizarre sight and called police, fearing his pregnant cows were about to be devoured.

Now “I feel a bit silly for calling the police, but I thought it was a real emergency,” he told the Scottish Sun. “I had absolutely no doubt it was real. I got a hell of a scare.”

The frightened farmer said the first officer to respond to the scene was so scared that he “refused to get out of the squad car.”

North East Police even checked a local wildfire park to see if they had an escaped tiger on the loose.

After armed cops engaged in a 45-minute “standoff,” they realized the supposedly terrifying beast was actually just a big plush toy.

Cops said they determined the false call was made with “genuine good intent” in a Facebook post about the ordeal.

They even asked an embarrassed Grubb if they could keep the stuffed tiger as a mascot.

It’s unclear how the stuffed toy got in the shed.
 

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The frightened farmer said the first officer to respond to the scene was so scared that he “refused to get out of the squad car.”
4 inch claws and teeth, strength of 20 men and moves faster than a rabbit.

I can't say I blame you officer.
 

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Didn't this also happen a while ago and also in the UK someware? I remember something about a stuffed lion or tiger floating around the country, or rather a inflatable one.
 

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If it was in the US, the cops would have found out in a couple of seconds as they would have shot the thing.:D
 
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