Christmas decorations at a Texas man’s home are causing a panic.
The Heerlein family in Austin recently put up this display for a contest.
They bought a dummy online and positioned a ladder beneath it to look like it is tipping over.
It’s a recreation of the scene from the move “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” where Clark Griswold hangs from the roof while putting up Christmas lights.
It looked a little too realistic because the Heerlein’s said someone rushed in to help, thinking it was a real person.
They even called 911 along with about a dozen others. Since then, the family added a sign to the bottom of the display that explains the decoration anyone else who might be concerned.
The man that rushed in to help because he thought there was danger, they say they’re giving him a $500 gift card to show their appreciation for his caring actions.