Armed police went into action in the German city of Wuppertal after a woman reported seeing a masked criminal -- but having rushed to the scene, they were surprised to find not a crook, but a large stuffed toy.
Armed officers arrived in three cars and surrounded the van. What they found was a large toy beaver, strapped into the passenger seat.
A police spokesman said he struggled to see how the toy, which has two oversized front teeth, could have been mistaken for a person.
— Red Handed Panda, Light Reading