Not a body, dummy
THE discovery of a headless mannequin near a German canal has triggered a massive emergency services response.
The mannequin was spotted by a passer-by near the southern town of Weinstadt on Monday evening.
The first police officers on the scene thought it looked like a headless corpse and called for back-up. “It really looked like a dead body,” a police spokesman said.
Twenty firemen were also called in. Pictures showed the mannequin in a striped top and jeans with its ankles bound.