WOMAN CALLS 911 AFTER MISTAKING DOG FOR LION - "…police have told him several times that someone reported seeing a lion when it was really his dog.”
A woman in Virginia called the police to report a lion on the loose. It turned out to be a Labradoodle named Charles, whose hair is cut to look like a lion. Charles is well-known in his community and even has his own Facebook page. Here’s more from the Virginian-Pilot:
He’s a Labradoodle shaved to look like the mascot of Old Dominion University.
Someone called police to report a baby lion on the loose, possibly looking for food, on Colley Avenue near 50th Street. Police then called the zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure both of the real lions were in their cages…Painter said police have told him several times that someone reported seeing a lion when it was really his dog. He also said he’s taken his dog from his Riverview home to the park near the zoo and seen people run to their cars in shock.
I think local residents have nothing to worry about because Charles the dog looks tame. Click here for the full story.