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Paper Tiger: UK police end up in standoff with stuffed toy

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LONDON -

Crouching tiger, hidden ... toy.
  
Police in Scotland were called by a farmer who thought a big cat had invaded his cow shed. They ended up in a 45-minute standoff with a large stuffed tiger.
  
Police thought they had the tiger by the tail when they were deployed to a farm in Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, sending in a number of units, including an armed response team before realizing it was a toy.
  
Peterhead Inspector George Cordiner says "until you know exactly what you are dealing with, every option has to be considered."
  
Police describe the incident as a "false call made with genuine good intent," though they did allow that officers had a "roaring shift on Saturday night."

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