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Police rescue ‘frozen’ woman who turns out to be mannequin in upstate NY

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Police jumped into an ice-cold lake to rescue a woman, but turned out to be a mannequin. (Hudson Police Department)

Police “rescued” a woman who turned out to be a mannequin. (Hudson Police Department)

HUDSON, N.Y. — Police in New York broke a car window to rescue a woman who turned out to be an extremely realistic mannequin.

The unusual incident happened Friday morning in the town of Hudson.

The Times Union of Albany reports that a caller told police there was an elderly woman “frozen to death” in a parked car.

Officers rushed to the scene and found what appeared to be a woman sitting in a car’s front passenger seat wearing an oxygen mask.

A sergeant busted the rear passenger window and discovered that the woman was a realistic mannequin.

The car owner arrived and said he uses the dummy for his job selling medical training aids.

The police chief said the owner was “incredulous” that police broke the window to rescue the mannequin.