NYPD got a call from someone who said there was a tiger loose on the streets of Harlem.

But when they got to the scene, there was no tiger…and police confirmed it was a raccoon.


According to NBC, people got a notification on the Citizen App that said: “Police are responding to unconfirmed reports of a loose tiger running around the street.”

And then Twitterverse poked some fun at New Yorkers and had a laugh over the story:

Do you think you’d be able to tell a tiger apart from a raccoon?


h/t NBC

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