Dead body Halloween decoration prompts worried 911 calls

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 22, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Many residents in a Tennessee neighborhood mistook an early Halloween decoration for the scene of a gruesome murder.

Greene County sheriff's office shared a photo Wednesday of the dummy body face down in front of a garage door marked with bloody handprints that prompted several concerned 911 calls.

"For those of you driving on Chuckey Pike in Greene County: THIS IS A HALLOWEEN DECORATION!" the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff encouraged people to simply drive by the home or offer some praise to the creative resident.

"Do NOT call 911 reporting a dead body," the sheriff's office said. "Instead, congratulate the homeowner on a great display."

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