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False Alarm

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 5, 2022

False Alarm

Fire officials in Santa Barbara County, California, received calls on Oct. 4 about a person hanging on the side of a cliff near Hope Ranch Beach, NBC New York reported.

Emergency crews were dispatched with equipment including a drone and fire engines, but the "person" was just a mannequin with long hair.

Apparently, the mannequin had been used in a movie shoot a few days earlier, Daniel Bertucelli of Santa Barbara County said, reminding residents, "Better to call than not!" [NBC New York, 10/7/2021]