Christmas decoration of 'man' hanging off roof makes walker dial 911

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No, not the man dangling from the roof while tied up in Christmas lights.

The Austin family paid homage to the 1989 classic holiday movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation by recreating the scene where Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, hangs from the roof after a failed attempt to put up lights on his house.

'I was trying to get him down any way I can, ' Alfred said.

After a few moments pass by, the passer-by can be heard yelling for help to people passing by - then called emergency services.

A Texas family is stirring up alarm with their overly realistic Christmas decorations, prompting some passersby to call 911, reports WIVB. That man didn't see a tribute, but a person in trouble and tried to save the dummy's life.

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'He was doing everything he could to get the ladder and save Clark, ' Wheless said to ABC. "And be like 'Save Clark!'" Heerlein's sister-in-law Leah Wheless said.

An Austin police officer then responded to the 9-1-1 call and spoke with a nanny who was in the house at the time. "Whatever he had to do, he was going to save old Clark Griswold".

In 2017, a Colorado man's holiday display recreating the Griswold scene scared his neighbors enough for them to call 911. "Except when I started talking to him, he never said nothing!"

Following the incident, the family felt so bad about Alfred's reaction. They even gave him a gift card as an apology.

Now they've added a little sign at the bottom of the display to warn passerby that the mannequin isn't real saying: 'Clark Griswold is part of our Christmas light display. "Let me call 911,"' Norwood said to KVUE.