Crazy Misidentified Almost Tragedies

No that isn’t a poorly placed movie trope, nor is it some nefarious deed on the part of a devilish mastermind, but rather a series of hilariously timed unfortunate events. Imagine diving into a neighbor’s dusk blanketed swimming pool to save a drowning child only to realize it’s actually a full bag of trash. That’s what we’re talking about. Hilariously timed almost tragedies of the highest caliber.

Crazy Misidentified Almost Tragedies

We kick it all off in Amsterdam where police were left embarrassed after staging a daring rescue of a “lifeless woman” only to find out it was a simple SEX DOLL.

Officers were responding to a report from neighbors who were concerned about a woman that had been standing still for a prolonged period of time.

The rescue team that attended the call said they witnessed a woman dressed in her underwear from outside, but when they rang the doorbell she would not answer. Posting the story to Facebook, the team said that when they broke the door down they “indeed found a lifeless woman,” but she was “made of plastic and filled with air” because she was a sex doll.

The team moved the doll away from the window to prevent further confusion and did not comment on whether or not they contacted the doll’s owner.

An alligator sighting that sent a town into panic after the 6ft-long creature was spotted on a river bank. A call was made to the Department of Environmental Protection in Connecticut and officers were sent on a 9:30 AM call to check the area.

When the officers arrive they found a whole lot of scales, but of the plastic variety. It turns out the viscous beast was nothing more than a children’s toy. Dirty and questionable, but a toy nonetheless.

The mistake was made by Ted Montanez while he was riding an all terrain vehicle nearby on the banks of the Connecticut River near Hartford, but who could really blame the guy as alligators are endemic to southeastern American states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

Finally, in a story coming to us from North Iowa Today, a supposed concerned citizen called police about a young girl trapped in a hot car, but emergency teams soon discovered otherwise.

With temps reaching the mid to upper 80’s in the afternoon, a caller told police at about 12:48 PM that there was a young girl, approximately 10 years old, in a Jeep for what appeared to be nearly or even over an hour and that the child had not moved. Concerned for the child’s life, the bystander made the call and authorities, including police and EMS, arrived only to find out that the “young girl” was actually a mannequin.

The owner of the vehicle told NIT that he had the mannequin in his car because he thought it was kind of funny.

At least people are looking out for each other.


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