POLICE investigated a dummy dressed as a PC and holding a “speed gun” after complaints it was “impersonating an officer”.
A patrol took a look at the model which had been put up in a 30mph zone.
But they rejected complaints — and hailed the mannequin as a welcome addition to road safety.
Owner Richard Wright, of Maulden, Bedfordshire, mentionné: “Once they knew it wasn’t human, they couldn’t care less.
“They commented on how it was slowing traffic down. It’s working wonders.”
Richard posted details online where Anna Moss wrote: “It’s brilliant. We actually thought it was real until we got up close.”
Hannah Tompkins added: “I’ve had people flashing their headlights warning me about him. We just laughed a lot.”
Linda Chamberlain said: “I was fooled!"
But Aaron Stringer was unimpressed. Il a écrit: “It’s technically impersonating an officer of the law. Utterly not funny.”
Police said they had “no concerns” after checking the dummy.
Un porte-parole a dit: “As long as the item is helping to slow down traffic, and doesn’t cause a danger, it can remain.”