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Tigers – oh my! Lifelike statue causes ‘moment of shock’ for Virginia police officer

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 17:53:07-05

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A lifelike tiger statue recently caused a brief moment of panic for a Prince William County Police officer.

CBS 6 in Richmond reports the officer spotted the tiger statue while on patrol in a county shopping center.

“One of our officers experienced a moment of...uh...shock before realizing this little guy was harmless,” the department wrote on Facebook.

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The department advised business owners to dispose of “realistic, life-size animal statues” with caution.

Photo: Prince William County Police Department