People are calling 911 after seeing this Texas family’s Christmas decorations

The mannequin is hanging from the roof replicating Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Image The mannequin is hanging from the roof replicating Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Heerlein family replicated the scene in the holiday classic where the main character, Clark Griswold, dangles from a roof in his attempt to hang Christmas lights on his house.

Chris Heerlein hung the dummy from their family's roof and positioned a ladder underneath it to look like the ladder was tipping over, said KVUE.

Holiday decorations at one Texas home has led to a bunch of 911 calls.

The display caused a bit more of a stir than the family meant it
Image The display caused a bit more of a stir than the family meant it

A Christmas light display is causing panic.

A day later though, Alfred, a retired veteran, walked by the fake Clark Griswold display and mistakingly thought the dummy was a legitimate human about to fall.

The family put on the convincing decorations in a bid to win the neighborhood's holiday display contest. Some rushed to help, others even called 911.

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Following the incident, the family felt so bad about Alfred's reaction. "We have a very special gift that we would like to give him and we'd like to tell him thank you", Wheless said.

Once he realized it wasn't real, he had a good sense of humor about the whole thing.

He told ABC 13: "I was trying to get him down any way I can".

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As a thank you for his valor, the family gave him a $500 gift card, according to 10TV. "Let me call 911,"' Norwood said to KVUE.

Now they've added a little sign at the bottom of the display to warn passerby that the mannequin isn't real saying: 'Clark Griswold is part of our Christmas light display. "Then I thought, 'Oh my God I hope he's not dead, lemme call 9-1-1'".

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