Realistic tiger statue causes moment of shock when officer spots it discarded in alleyway

Note to business owners: the next time you need to discard a realistic, life-sized statue of a tiger…please do so with caution!

That's the message from police in Prince William County, Virginia who said one of their officers experienced a moment of…let's just say…shock upon seeing this very convincing replica of a giant cat while on night patrol at a shopping center earlier this week.

We're not sure what happened to that painted tiger. But for one night in February it ruled the alley for one last time.