If you’re one of the many people in this country who enjoy driving around with a hyper-realistic mannequin dressed as an elderly woman buckled into your passenger seat, we suggest steering clear of Hudson, New York if you can help it.
The Times Union reports that the Hudson police received a call Friday morning about an elderly woman with an oxygen mask on who appeared to be “frozen to death” in a snow-covered Subaru parked near City Hall.
A sergeant rushed to the scene and smashed the rear passenger window, only to discover that the frozen woman was actually a mannequin dressed up like an older woman, complete with granny glasses, a sweater, liver spots, and an oxygen mask. “She” was even buckled in, according to the Times Union.
The car and mannequin’s weirdo owner wasn’t exactly thrilled with the damage to his vehicle.
“It is my understanding that the owner was incredulous that we took action in this matter,” Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release. “He apparently was quite vocal and vulgar to my sergeant.”
However, Moore defended the sergeant’s actions.
“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.”