Terrified Austin Man Calls Police on Clark Griswold Themed Christmas Display
It's one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." One of the movies most iconic scenes is Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, hanging from the gutters. This served as the inspiration behind one Austin homeowner's Christmas display. But as it turns out this display was a little too real for one good Samaritan.
According to KENS5 in Austin, a passerby mistook the dummy hanging from the roof for a real man in danger. He tired to help, and even called the police -- all along thinking it was a real person hanging onto the gutters.
"He was doing everything he could to get the ladder! And be like 'Save Clark!'” Heerlein’s sister-in-law Leah Wheless said. "He didn't give up. Whatever he had to do, he was going to save old Clark Griswold."