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Family’s Christmas Display Causes Panic

A family has caused panic among neighbours after their Christmas Display looked realistic and disturbing.

The Texas family’s Christmas decorations caused some panic when they first went up.
The Heerlein family in Austin recently put up the display for a contest.

They bought a dummy online and position a ladder beneath it to look like it’s tipping over – a recreation of a scene from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” where Clark Griswold hangs from the roof while putting up Christmas lights.

For some people, the Heerlein’s display looked a little too realistic, because the Heerleins said someone rushed in to help, thinking it was a real person.

The good Samaritan even called 911, along with about a dozen others.

The family has since added a sign at the bottom of the display to let people know it’s just a decoration.

For the man who rushed to help, the family said they’re giving him a $500 gift card to show their appreciation for his kind gesture.

Source: abc17news

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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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