Video shows passerby in Texas freaking out over Clark Griswold Christmas display

This ‘Clark Griswold’ Christmas decoration has people calling 911

The Austin family paid homage to the 1989 classic holiday movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation by recreating the scene where Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, hangs from the roof after a failed attempt to put up lights on his house.

As KVUE reported, Chris Heerlein and his family purchased the dummy online and spent hours searching thrift stores to find clothing to match those of what Griswold wore in the film. "And be like 'Save Clark!'" Heerlein's sister-in-law, Leah Wheless, told KVUE.

The family made a decision to put up a sign at the bottom of the ladder that reads: "Clark G is part of our Christmas display please do not call 911".

A passerby had the scare of his life when he thought a fake Clark Griswold Christmas display was a real man in danger.

But one day later, a passerby saw the display and started panicking, thinking it was a real person hanging off the gutters. "We have a very special gift that we would like to give him and we'd like to tell him thank you", Wheless said.

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In the clip Norwood is seen frantically running to the mannequin screaming 'Please hold on!' and calling to nearby cars for help. "Let me call 911,"' Norwood said to KVUE.

Since then, the family added a sign to the bottom of the display that explains the decoration for anyone else who might be concerned.

"I was trying to get him down any way I can".

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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