Toy Tiger Leads to One Hour Standoff With Scottish Police on a Farm
What do you do when you find a life-sized tiger sitting on your farm? Not knowing it was real or not, local farmer Bruce Grubb called the North East police to rescue. The Scotland police arrived with arms and several vehicles to deal with the situation at the Hattan farm near Peterhead. The police also contacted the wildlife park to check if any of their tigers had escaped. Grubb who recently shifted to the area had gone out to check his pregnant cows when he received the shock of his life. The tiger created confusion as it sat still for a long time. It was over 45 minutes when the police realised it was stuffed toy tiger.
The Sun quoted Grubb as saying, “I was on duty because the cows could drop at any time so I wasn’t drinking. I flashed my torch in the shed and saw it sitting there. I was stone cold sober, the drink had nothing to do with me thinking it was real.” Grub who immediately called the police said that the first officer who came there was convinced that it was a real tiger. Bruce said, “I had absolutely no doubt it was real — I got a hell of a scare. I was worried it was going to eat all my cows before police managed to shoot it.”
North East Police Division took to Facebook about the hilarious incident writing “officers had a roaring shift on Saturday night”. Here is the post:
He also said that the police stayed inside the vehicles after arriving at the scene while Bruce grew suspicious as the tiger did not move. He then decided to take a closer look and drove up to it with his truck. “There was a standoff of about an hour. No one really knew what to do for the best. But as time went on and it wasn’t moving, I started to think it wasn’t real. I drove right up to it with my truck and that’s when I knew it was a toy.”