New York 911 Calls – “Tiger on the Loose.” Not so Much.

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On April 12 at around 8 a.m., callers to the New York 911 system reported a tiger on the loose in Manhattan. When police responded, they found a “large” raccoon. That’s a “raccoon.”

There were so many phone calls that the NYPD just started answering the phone “It’s not a tiger, it’s a raccoon.”

The NYPD Emergency Services captured the critter, and transferred it to Animal Care Center, where by New York law the animal had to be put down because of the potential for rabies.


Our educational system is past broken if people don’t know the difference between a tiger and a raccoon.

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