Police in Jordan, Minnesota, got a good laugh when a concerned citizen called in to check on a man they believed was standing motionless in the blistering cold just clutching a pillow with no jacket.
They got the call Thursday from a local person who wanted police to help the person they described as a “deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow,” according to CBS News.
When cops arrived the scene, the “deranged person” turned out to be a cardboard cutout of My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Members of the Jordan Police Department got a good laugh out of the situation and posted about the incident on their 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,” they wrote.
However, the weather in Minnesota has been no laughing matter as February 2019 was the fourth snowiest month on record in the state, according to FOX9. Minnesotans have also been facing extreme cold during the month as well.
Cops did say it is always be better safe than sorry, signing off their Facebook post with, “Always better to call police.”
The news got back to Lindell, who shared the police department’s Facebook post and captioned it, “Unreal.”