Police quickly came to rescue a woman when a 911 caller reportedly told them that a lady was “frozen to death” inside a car in Hudson, New York.
The car, parked on a sidewalk, was covered with a thin layer of snow. An old lady with blemishes on her skin could be seen in the passenger seat, apparently breathing with the help of an oxygen mask.
The Hudson police tried to locate the owner of the vehicle and eventually broke in the vehicle, smashing its the window to rescue the woman.
As it turned out, the unresponsive lady was not dead or frozen or even alive for that matter — she was actually a very realistic looking dummy.
The vehicle's owner, who later showed up, revealed that he was a sales manager for a medical training aid manufacturer, and the life-sized mannequin was actually a CPR training device.
He was not happy with the damage, and used “vulgar” language to express his frustration, CNN reported.
“It is my understanding that the owner was incredulous that we took action in this matter,” said Hudson Police Department Chief L. Edward Moore in a press release.
“He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my sergeant.”
No charges were filed against anyone for this case, but Moore was on his officer’s side.
“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 subzero night with a life-size realistic mannequin seated in it, we will break your window,” he said.
“I commend everyone who responded with the intentions of helping an elderly woman.”