#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 15°C Saturday 25 June 2022

This woman's terrifying 'dead body' prank is causing absolute panic

You awful, awful woman.

prankdummy Source: ClickOnDetroit

A DUMMY PLACED face down in a Detroit woman’s front garden as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police this week.

Larethia Haddon says officers showed up three times on Tuesday, the first day she put the dummy out.

The Detroit News reports that police arrived again on Wednesday and Thursday, and Haddon notes, “for some reason, it’s getting a lot of attention” this year.

Local police Officer Shanelle Williams says officers were called to the home again Thursday, but they determined that it was “just a dummy.”

Haddon says she puts the dummy face down in a different location in her garden every morning and watches the reactions from passers-by as she sips coffee.

She told the Detroit News:

The corner is always full of cars – people running up trying to do CPR. Once they find out it’s a dummy, it’s so hilarious.

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

11225390_10206431596287302_6135494555469971103_n (1) Source: Kendrick Hardaway

Her son Kendrick Hardaway posted photos of the life-like dummy on Facebook, with the message, “I love my mom.”

Police, however, are asking Haddon to add more Halloween decorations to her garden, to make it easier for passers-by to recognise it for what it actually is.

Sergeant Michael Woody told WDIV TV that when members of the public call 911 and offer only the street name or cross-section as a location for the body, they are obliged to respond to every call.

We want to ensure that nobody is in the area that is down or injured or needs medical or police services. So we have to investigate every single time.

Contains additional reporting by the Associated Press.

Read: This terrifying horror movie-themed prank is simply cruel>

Read: Guy terrifies his friend with fearsome Paranormal Activity prank>

About the author:

Dan MacGuill

Read next: