|The life-size toy sparked a major operation involving armed officers and a force helicopter.|
Police are trying to trace the owner of a toy life-size tiger that sparked a major operation involving armed officers and a force helicopter in Southampton, the Daily Telegraph reports.
But as police officers carefully approached the "wild animal" they realized it was not moving and the helicopter crew, using thermal imaging equipment, realized there was no heat source coming from it.
Releasing a photo of the toy tiger, a force spokeswoman said: "The toy tiger is life-size and is like one that you would win at a fair. It is being treated as lost property but we don't know how it came to be in the field and whether it may have been a hoax."
(China.org.cn May 24, 2011)