Police were called to the scene
The police were called after a mannequin sat on the edge of a billboard was mistaken for a real person.
The authorities rushed to the scene, in Des Moines County, Iowa, only to realise that the figure perched perilously on the edge of the billboard was not real.
Sheriff Mike Johnstone said his deputies saw the mannequin on top of the sign, which read: "I can see Deery Brothers in West Burlington from here."
Brad Deery, who owns the Deery Brothers car dealership, has since promised to take the mannequin down.
He said: "I'm here to sell cars, not get people hurt."