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.Facebook
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.