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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C
# Detroit
This woman's terrifying 'dead body' prank is causing absolute panic
You awful, awful woman.

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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.

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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.

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