The Sun - A dog walker told yesterday how he caused a huge police alert by leaving a toy tiger in a field - sparking fears a REAL one was on the loose. Kevin Blunden found the toy near a disused garage while walking his border collie cross Saski. He pulled it from a heap of rubbish, dusted it down and took it to the field for his five-year-old pet to play with. But when Saski lost interest Kevin, 53, left the stuffed tiger behind. Last week we revealed how members of the public raised the alarm after seeing the giant "beast" crouching in grass. Police marksmen, zoo staff and a helicopter were scrambled and a golf course was evacuated in Hedge End, Hants. Kevin said: "Never in my wildest dreams did I think of the chaos it would cause. I was worried I'd be arrested but I did nothing wrong. "My mates think it is hilarious and I see the funny side but it was a waste of police time and resources. I can't believe it took so many officers and a helicopter to come to the same conclusion." Thermal imaging gear on the chopper detected no heat from the "tiger" - and the downdraft from the aircraft blew the toy over. Hampshire Police said: "CCTV footage convinced us we were dealing with a real tiger."
"Hampshire Plice said CCTV footage convinced us we were dealing with a real tiger."
Umm, what? Are Albino Tigers even indigenous to British Golf courses? Shouldn't have that question pretty much cleared this up?
Or how about calling the local zoo and seeing if they're missing an endangered Albino Tiger and just hadn't gotten around to alerting anyone yet. Seems like that simple phone call should have raised some suspicions as well.
Jesus, don't let these guys get a sight on the local town fair. They'll have to send in the national guard to take down all the carnies hoarding packs of plush wild animals.
Clean it up England, you're better than that.