Police forces in the US state of New York mistake a mannequin, sitting in the car of a citizen, for a woman frozen to death.
The cops entered the vehicle by force in Hudson to find out the "extremely realistic" mannequin, sitting on the car seat on Friday.
A "very upset" citizen initially called the police, reporting that an elderly woman was "frozen to death" in a parked car.
As the car seemed to have been parked in the location overnight and an unresponsive woman wearing an oxygen mask was sitting in the passenger seat, the cops decided to break in.
It was just then that they noticed they were dealing with a mannequin, used for CPR training,
The "incredulous" owner of the vehicle arrived later, according to a police press release, getting angry that his car had been broken.
"It is my understanding that the owner was incredulous that we took action in this matter," Police Chief L. Edward Moore said. "He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my sergeant."
No charges were filed in the case as police thanked the residents of Hudson.
"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 sub-zero night with a life-size realistic mannequin seated in it...we will break your window," Moore said. "I commend everyone who responded with the intentions to help an elderly woman."