12-04-2018 | News
Photo credit: Leah Wheless
TX - Vet Mistakenly Tries to Save Clark Griswold Dummy Dangling From Roof
Playing the hero is second nature to one veteran as he mightily tried to save a “man” precariously dangling from the roof of a tall house in Austin, Texas with a ladder tipping beneath the “man in danger of falling.”
The heroic vet sprang into action the moment he saw what he thought was an emergency case. He wrestled the ladder up while screaming, “Can you reach it?”
It turned out, however, that “the man in danger” was actually nothing but a holiday display of the homeowners who wish to recreate a scene from “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.”
The homeowners apparently were so good in creating the said decor that it looked so real from afar, and from the perspective of strangers passing by.
“The man in danger” was nothing but a dummy created by Chris Heerlein’s family. The decor was meant to represent Clark Griswold dangling from the gutter of their home.
Still, the family is all praises for the courageous vet who did everything he possibly can to help rescue “the man in trouble.” Heerlein’s sister-in-law Leah Wheless narrated what she saw. She said: “He was doing everything he could to get the ladder! And be like ‘Save Clark!’. He didn’t give up. Whatever he had to do, he was going to save old Clark Griswold.”
A video posted could also hear a man screaming, “Oh mister, please hold on! Help!”
The man did not stop with his own efforts, he also called the police to report the matter, and possibly ask for reinforcement. The police arrived and advised the homeowners that they were getting some frantic and concerned calls about the said display.
The family has not taken down the display but has since put up a sign that reads: “Clark G is part of our Christmas display, please do not call 911.”
The family also hopes to reach out to the man who showed so much concern and even exerted efforts to help whom he thought was a man in trouble of his life and safety.
Wheless said: “We’d love to be able to find him and reach out. We have a very special gift that we would like to give him and we’d like to tell him thank you.”
The very helpful, if not heroic man, thankfully also has good humor to go with his good intentions when he found out the truth behind the dangling man. He shared good-naturedly: “I was trying to get him down any way I can. Except when I started talking to him, he never said nothing! Then I thought, ‘Oh my God I hope he’s not dead, lemme call 911.”
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