Trash Panda Mistaken For Man Eating Tiger on NY Streets
NEW YORK (AP) — A false report of a tiger in the streets of New York has caused a social media frenzy.
WNBC says the New York Police Department got a call around 8:30 a.m. Thursday about a tiger in Harlem.
People on Twitter described a notification from the Citizen app that said police were responding to unconfirmed reports of a loose tiger running around the street.
Shortly thereafter, police confirmed that there was indeed a wild-animal sighting.
It was a raccoon.
Update on tiger reported loose in NYC... pic.twitter.com/LHFrHxUoyJ— Andrew M. Seaman (@andrewmseaman) April 12, 2018
That led some to make note of the absurdity of the news.
I'm really still stuck on MULTIPLE New Yorkers calling NINE ONE ONE reporting a loose tiger that turned out to be a raccoon... The police gotta post pics...— gigi manziel. (@ilygiovanna) April 12, 2018
People said there was a tiger running around loose in Manhattan but it turned out to be a raccoon? Who phoned this report in, Mr. Magoo?— All_Hale_Eliot (@Neptunes_Net) April 12, 2018
But the winning reaction comes from SB Nation's James Dator.
Well done, James!
NH1 contributed material to this report.