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A Texas family is stirring up alarm with their overly realistic Christmas decorations, prompting some passersby to call 911, reports WIVB.

The dummy portrays the lead character of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", right after he stapled lights to the roof and lost his traction.

Earlier this week, the Heerlein family put up a display paying homage to the scene from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" where Clark Griswold hangs from the roof of his house while trying to put up Christmas lights.

To complete the scene from the famous holiday movie, the family staged the dummy hanging from the roof and rigged a ladder underneath to make him look stuck.

Believing someone was really in distress, he moved a ladder to try to help, called police and even tried to wave down passing cars.

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Norwood was captured running toward the home then trying to wrestle the ladder free from a string of lights to get it close to the dummy's feet.

'Can you reach it?' Norwood asked. "And be like 'Save Clark!'" Heerlein's sister-in-law, Leah Wheless, told KVUE. The woman who answered was the nanny, KVUE reported, and she said she would let the family know about the 911 call. Alfred said. "Then I thought, 'Oh my God I hope he's not dead, lemme call 911'". "Whatever he had to do, he was going to save old Clark Griswold".

They have also added a sign to the bottom of their display, explaining that the scene is a decoration.

As for the man who rushed in to help because he thought there was danger, the family says they're giving him a $500 gift card to show their appreciation for his caring actions.


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