Police Have 45-Minute Standoff With A Tiger Before Discovering It’s Just A Toy

by Jess Butler
Jess is a curly-haired Jersey girl who adores penguins and watches the worst reality shows on TV.

Imagine preparing for the absolute worst and finding out you had nothing to worry about the entire time.

Well, that’s exactly what these Scottish police officers went through when they received a frightening call about a wild tiger on someone’s property on February 4, 2018.

According to WMAR: “Peterhead Inspector George Cordiner said, ‘We received a call from an extremely concerned member of the public late on Saturday evening with regards to a wild animal being loose in the grounds of a farm in the Hatton area.'”

A man named Bruce Grubb told the police that he’d spotted a real tiger on his farm. So of course the officers reacted quickly to help the man out.

Little did they know, they were about to experience a strange case of mistaken identity.

The police ended up strategizing and having a 45-minute standoff with a stuffed tiger. The plush toy looked very much like a real, wild tiger, so both Bruce and the officers were tricked that evening.

Everyone was hyped up for nothing, but it’s great that this terrifying call ended with one hilarious discovery!

Get a better look at the stuffed tiger that incited a 45-minute police standoff in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad there wasn’t a real tiger threatening anyone’s safety!

Footage and photos provided by WMAR Baltimore; Flickr / mrgarethm

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