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#NoCallTooCreepy: Delta police officer spooked while patrolling dark alley

Last Updated Jan 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm PDT

Delta police officers got quite the scare while patrolling a dark alley. (Delta Police/Twitter)

The officer was patrolling an alley in Delta Monday night when he saw the mannequin heads

Delta Police Department shared the photo with the hashtag #NoCallTooCreepy

Cris Leykauf says officers are trained to expect the unexpected, but calls the heads 'absolutely unusual'

DELTA (NEWS 1130) – Police officers are usually prepared for anything, but one officer got quite the scare while patrolling a dark alley in Delta Monday night.

Although officers don’t scare easily, staff at the Delta Police Department say it was hard for one of their own not to get creeped out when he saw what he later realized were multiple mannequin heads in a dumpster.

The department shared the photo on social media with the hashtag “#NoCallTooCreepy,” which Cris Leykauf with Delta Police says makes reference to their motto “No Call Too Small.”

“An officer was patrolling in the downtown Ladner area just doing a routine patrol looking for crime, going down an alley and spotted this dumpster which definitely as you can see by the photo raised some eyebrows,” Leykauf adds.

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She says she wrote an email to find out if the officer had screamed but she never got a response.

“It’s definitely not a run-of-the-mill sight here in Delta,” she adds. “It was absolutely unusual.”

People were quick to comment on Delta’s tweet and Facebook post about the incident.

“Oh! These are creepy even in the daylight,” said one Twitter user. “I jumped in my chair scrolling past this post in my newsfeed, so I probably would have shot at it in the dark,” said another person on Facebook.

Leykauf says the officer ended up finding whole bags full of mannequin heads in the alley.