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Police thought they rescued a 'frozen woman' from a car, but it was actually a mannequin


Police in Hudson, New York, broke into a car earlier this weekend to rescue an elderly woman who was "freezing to death."

It was just a mannequin.

Police received a call from an upset citizen who saw an elderly woman frozen inside a Subaru parked on the street.

Officers arrived to the scene to find a woman wearing an oxygen mask. Authorities say she appeared to be unresponsive.

Hudson, New York, Police Department

This is either a mannequin or the best #MannequinChallenge ever. (Credit: Hudson, New York, Police Department)

Police say it was about 8 degrees outside and the car was covered in snow, which indicated that the vehicle had been parked overnight.

So as any officer would do, they broke the window and found the woman was actually a mannequin. The mannequin has clothing glasses, skin and age marks on her face, and even teeth.

There might be a perfectly logical explanation to this.

The car owner apparently arrived and said he uses the dummy for his job selling medical training aids, and he will not be facing any charges.

Police day the owner was "incredulous" that police broke the window to rescue the mannequin. 

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