ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas police received multiple calls Wednesday about an “unknown creature” wandering the streets, which turned out to be a man testing a homemade Halloween costume.
Arlington Police started getting the calls around 9 p.m.
“(It’s) big as a gorilla,” one witness told dispatchers.
Another caller said it had “spikes and five legs.”
Police Service Assistants, employees who are trained to respond to non-emergency calls, were sent to investigate.
Josh Zuniga and Greg Fues made contact with the “creature.” It turned out to be a man testing his Halloween costume — “the psychological image of fear.”
He was wearing the costume in front of the apartment complex where he lives.
“I did not mean to cause a disturbance,” he told officers.
One of the officers ended up taking a picture with the costumed man.
“It’s very unusual. Very unusual,” one of the officers told him.
The man said it cost about $40 and took him about a week to create.
“Nothing here you see is normal,” he said.
Apparently the costume works.
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