This ‘Clark Griswold’ Christmas decoration has people calling 911

This ‘Clark Griswold’ Christmas decoration has people calling 911

His display included Santa, a sleigh and 8 slightly damaged reindeer in the yard, not to mention 250 strands of lights.

The Heerlein family paid homage to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation by recreating the scene where Clark the dad hangs off the roof while putting up Christmas lights.

Instead, they almost gave a passerby a heart attack! You can hear the man say, and he wrestles with the ladder, trying to stand it back up to save the dummy. The rescue attempt was caught by the home's security camera. Norwood told KVUE while laughing. "He didn't give up".

A Texas family is stirring up alarm with their overly realistic Christmas decorations, prompting some passersby to call 911, reports WIVB.

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.

Austin police eventually arrived after the 911 call.

The family said they put the display up for a contest.

The family has also reached out to the passerby to thank him for his concern, according to KVUE.

"We'd love to be able to find him and reach out".

Alfred, who eventually realized that the Clark Griswold decorations weren't real, had a sense of humor about the holiday mishap.

"I was trying to get him down any way I can". They even gave him a gift card as an apology. "Let me call 911,"' Norwood said to KVUE. "Then I thought, 'Oh my God I hope he's not dead, lemme call 9-1-1'".

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