US police called to check on welfare of cardboard cutout 'hugging a pillow'

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US police called to check on welfare of cardboard cutout 'hugging a pillow'

US police called to check on welfare of cardboard cutout 'hugging a pillow'

Mar 06, 2019 09:46:13 AM (IST)

US police called to check on welfare of cardboard cutout \'hugging a pillow\'-1

Officers in snowy Minnesota were told a man was seen "motionless outside" and "wearing no coat in the cold".

US police received a surprise when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard cutout figure.

United Kingdom: Officers in the snowy northern state of Minnesota were told an adult male had been seen standing "motionless outside" while "wearing no coat in the cold and hugging a pillow".

The figure turned out to be a life-size cardboard cutout of local millionaire and inventor Mike Lindell, the CEO of the popular MyPillow brand.

Jordan Police Department wrote on its Facebook page: "Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance and the caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow; always better to call the police (sic)."

Mike Lindell shared the post himself on Thursday evening, and simply posted: "Unreal!".

February 2019 was one of the snowiest on record in Minnesota, with temperatures plummeting past -20C (-4F) on some occasions.

Report Courtesy - Tom Gillespie

News Courtesy - Sky News