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Someone called 911 after mistaking 'Christmas Vacation' decorations for a real person

Posted at 1:57 PM, Dec 22, 2018

NEW HOLESTEIN, Wis. — A holiday display in New Holstein, Wisconsin is getting a lot of attention after a call to the police earlier this week.

It’s a scene straight out of "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," with Clark Griswold dangling from the roof. This display, from a movie, merged close enough to reality that someone called for help.

Authorities say the Calumet County Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call on Wednesday afternoon of “an individual that was hanging from the east troughs on Broadway street.”

Officers arrived on scene, but instead of finding a person, they found the display.

Both authorities and neighbors are taking this incident with plenty of humor.