This is the best thing I’ve read in days.
A Scottish farmer called police in a panic after discovering what he believed to be an actual living tiger in his cow shed. Fearing for the lives of his pregnant cows, he begged for officers to respond.
“I thought it was a real emergency,” 24-year-old Bruce Grubb he told the Scottish Sun, according to the New York Post. “I had absolutely no doubt it was real. I got a hell of a scare.”
The officers weren’t super eager to come face to face with a hungry tiger, though: Grubb said the first officer to respond to the scene was so scared that he “refused to get out of the squad car.”
Can’t say I blame him, tbh.
Anyway, a bunch of people responded to the scene to try to wrangle the tiger. Officers even called a nearby wildlife park to see if it happened to be missing a large striped cat. (Spoiler: It wasn’t.)
Nearly an hour later, police determined the tiger actually was just a somewhat realistic-looking stuffed animal. Oops. I hate it when that happens.
They took it in stride, though: Police asked Grubb if they could keep the toy as their mascot.
The real mystery? No one knows how the stuffed tiger got in the shed. *Twilight Zone music theme song plays*