Have you ever seen a Halloween decoration that went too far?
A California family accidentally got a little too realistic with their decorations. So much so that their neighbors genuinely called 911 out of concern for their safety!
Carmen and Travis Long caught the attention of passersby with orange lights in their windows and fog from a smoke machine emitting from the home. Naturally, people were concerned that the home was on fire.
Luckily, it was just a Halloween set-up and there was no real danger.
"My husband 'stole' the idea from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland," Carmen Long told WTVT-TV in 2020. "It's just satin cloth, an orange light, a red light, and a fan."
Just to make sure everything was good, the fire department checked their smoke alarms to make sure that they were all in working order. Everything was good!
This family is lucky that they live in such an attentive community. If they really were in danger, their neighbors would be there to help.