What would you do if you spotted a tiger lazing around in your farm? Wouldn’t you stop dead in the tracks? Something similar happened with a nervous farmer in Scotland when he saw a mighty tiger resting inside his farm. After looking at the animal, he shuddered with fright and called up the police for help.
As soon as the police reached the location, they tried various ways to judge and combat the dangerous situation. However, what left them dumbstruck was that after a “45-minute stand-off with the tiger”, they realised that it was just a stuffed toy. Can you believe it? Well, it’s true, and hilarious!
The North East Police Division posted a message on Facebook giving a detailed summary of the incident and wrote, “The incident was stood down within 45 minutes once officers attended and established there was no threat to the public. We appreciate that it was a false call made with genuine good intent.” The pictures of the tiger were circulated on many networking websites after they were shared by a Facebook page UK Cop Humour.
As soon as the pictures went viral on social media, Netizens lost their calm. While many poked fun with Salman Khan’s movie title Tiger Zinda Hai, Chetan Bhagat too joined in with his punny tweet. Check out some reactions here.
45 minutes? Like, it took 45 minutes for someone to say “sir, hil nahi raha bilkul vaise”? https://t.co/VXc592gScL
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 8, 2018
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) February 8, 2018
— UK Cop Humour (@UKCopHumour) February 5, 2018
It took 45 minutes to realised sir ye tiger to zinda ni h https://t.co/y9Rr6RT1dp
— Garima Jain (@Jain_Garima27) February 8, 2018
tiger standoff’s new movie is coming out right https://t.co/qlVsR28zvc
— jugal (@joogasama) February 8, 2018
This reminds me of ‘Make In India’😂😁
— व्यर्थशास्त्री (@Khaliharaman) February 8, 2018
😂😂😂 The dog handler went along! Brilliant!
— GTC (@gtc2104) February 5, 2018
Good tactical plan I’d say. The dog was there to provide a distraction/sacrifice to the tiger in the event it attacked, to allow the cops to escape. 😂
— Scarlet Pimpernel (@SPimpernel1) February 6, 2018
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