In Scotland, a farmer called the police in a panic, claiming there was a tiger near his cowshed and that he needed immediate assistance.
The New York Post reports that the police arrived shortly after the phone call was made, and that they had a nearly one-hour standoff with the animal. It was around this time when they realized that the tiger was just a large plushy.
Bruce Grubb, the 24-year-old farmer who made the phone call, was throwing a house party when he saw the “tiger” near his property and called the police. His cows were pregnant and he was terrified they would be eaten.
Grubb claims that he wasn’t the only one who was scared. He says the first officer who arrived on the scene was so terrified, he didn’t even want to get out of his squad car.
The local authorities claim that, even though the call was bizarre, they did their jobs and called local parks to check if any animals had escaped. They also published on their Facebook account that the phone call wasn’t a prank and that it was made with genuine good intent.