A terrified OAP called cops after supposedly finding a dead body in her new home – only to find the corpse was a fake mummy used as a theatre prop.
Police in the borough of Aying, located just south-east of Munich in the German state of Bavaria, were called to an apartment when a 65-year-old woman thought that she had found a decomposing body in a storage room.
The frightened new tenant immediately called the cops.
A police spokesman said: “She informed us that she discovered an almost completely mummified body.
“However, due to the lighting, she was unable to give us more details on the find.”
The police rushed round to the apartment and checked the storage room. However, they quickly realised that the decomposing body was a prop.
The spokesman said: “The object is made of Styrofoam and was probably used as a theatre prop in the past.”
According to reports, the police were not angry with the elderly room for calling them out, saying that it was a “very realistic replica of a mummified body”.
Some netizens said that the gruesome prop looked like the ‘frozen in time’ residents of the Roman city of Pompeii near Naples who were fossilised by falling volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.