Decapitated Man in Tennessee Really Something Else Entirely

Realistic decoration has passers-by calling 911
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2017 1:21 AM CDT
The scene on Chuckey Pike.   (Greene County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – Police in Greene County, Tenn., have asked the public to stop calling 911 about a Halloween decoration that may be a tad too early—and too realistic. The sheriff's department has notified the public that what looks like a body crushed by a garage door is a puppet stuffed with straw, the Greeneville Sun reports.

"THIS IS A HALLOWEEN DECORATION! Do NOT call 911 reporting a dead body," the department said in a Facebook post. "Instead, congratulate the homeowner on a great display." The department says officers investigated after receiving multiple calls about a "suspicious person lying in a driveway with bloody handprints on the garage," reports the BBC. (Read more Halloween stories.)

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