A lost dog caused 911 panic among the residents of Norfolk, VA. The dog was 3-year-old Labra-doole (mix between Labradore and Poodle).
The cutie named Charles got his 15mins of fame. The residents thought it was a baby lion. A couple people (one after another) called 911 yelling that a baby lion was on the run and they were so afraid for their lives. The operators responded as they should. They fell for that and asked if the baby lion was looking for food.
The Police did their best and contacted the local zoo. The Zoo Guards reported back that both of their lions were their cages and everything is fine and there is no need to worry.
After a short investigation the local Police found out that this was actually a dog shaved to look like lion. They managed to identify the animal’s owner, a guy named Daniel Painter, who runs a local garden store. Daniel explained the authorities that he shaved his dog like that in order to entertain the customers and he had been telling them that his dog is actually Lab-a-Lion and most of the customers actually believed him.
I don’t know if I would fall for that one, but I am pretty sure I can make a difference between a dog shaved like lion and an actual baby lion.