Passerby Calls 911 on Fake Clark Griswold Christmas Display

A Family's Christmas Decorations Include Clark Griswold Hanging Onto the Gutter and Someone Called 911

The Heerlein family in Austin, Texas, chose to recreate the decoration scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, complete with a hanging Clark Griswold.

The Heerlein family had a dummy, dressed in an outfit similar to the character from the movie, hanging from their roof.

The Heerlein family just wanted to win their neighborhood holiday decorating contest when they put up a display paying homage to a scene from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation earlier this week, according to KVUE.

The family said the display looked so realistic that somebody actually rushed over to help.

The man was unable to reach the dummy, so he called 911 to report a person in danger. He alerted her that they've previously seen this local display, and that someone placed an emergency call over it.

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The man made a call to 911 when the dummy didn't respond.

"He was doing everything he could to get the ladder! We have a very special gift that we would like to give him and we'd like to tell him thank you", Wheless said.

"Oh mister, please hold on!" the man says while trying to move a ladder that serves as part of the display.

Luckily, the passerby, a retired veteran, had a good sense of humor about the situation once he realized it wasn't real.

He added he was confused when he was trying to rescue him and "he never said nothing". Alfred told KVUE. "Then I thought, 'Oh my God, I hope he's not dead, lemme call 9-1-1'".

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