CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

False alarms, Halloween style

There's a house on Thorburn Rd. that's famous for it's Halloween displays. This year there's a bit more to talk about. The St. John's Morning Show this morning told the story of how this year's display turned into a 911 call yesterday morning from someone who thought they had come across an accident. Firefighters realized quickly they had been tricked and not treated. The homeowner said he tries to make his decorations as realistic as he can, but he certainly didn't mean for the fire department to respond.

Here's this year's display

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seen dipped into its considerable backfiles and came up with this shot of last year's display. No one called 911 last year.