SALISBURY, NC (AP) — No one was harmed in the making of this Halloween decoration.
But the Salisbury Post reported Tuesday that the roadside attraction was realistic enough for at least one 911 caller to report what looked like a grisly accident.
It actually was the harmless creation of a man with a vivid imagination and a broken lawnmower.
Chris Deaton made the decoration, which shows what appears to be a body with bloodstained jeans trapped under the blades of a riding mower. The victim seems to be taking it well, though, as he’s holding a can of beer.
Deaton says he put out the same display last year, but he moved it closer to the road this year.
Aside from the 911 call, he says he hasn’t heard any complaints.
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