There was quite a riot in New Orleans City Park Monday morning over what many believed to be a dead body.
Around 7:00 a.m., Manning Krull was taking his usual morning stroll through the park when he saw something “really freaky.” He said there appeared to be an unconscious or dead person surrounded by police when an ambulance pulled up.
“I couldn’t make out her gender or her face, and I didn’t see anything that looked like blood,” he told NOLA.com. “It just looked like a person was lying there folded up. … It was so disturbing that I didn’t tell my wife.”
Reports of the disturbing sight quickly made the rounds on social media. “I saw it when I was taking my kid to school. Terrible,” one person wrote on Nextdoor. “God have mercy on the poor victim,” wrote another.
Thankfully, what people thought they saw wasn’t actually what they saw. It wasn’t a real person, but a mannequin. Apparently a really lifelike one.
The Nextdoor post was updated to read: “It appears to have been a mannequin and luckily no one was hurt.”
According to city park police, it was simply a mannequin that someone had thrown on the curb.
Krull said living in such a crime-ridden city influenced his reaction to things like what he encountered on his walk.
“My heart sank even though it looked like a mannequin,” he said. “I didn’t allow myself to hope. There are so many horror stories all the time.”
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