New Yorker Mistakes Raccoon For Tiger
NOEL KING, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Noel King. An animal on the loose caused a minor freak-out in New York City yesterday. Around 8:30 in the morning, a 911 caller reported a tiger roaming the streets of Harlem. Panicked New Yorkers went inside and took to Twitter. The NYPD dispatched officers to the scene, only to discover the tiger was not a tiger. It was a big raccoon. In their defense, some New Yorkers have pointed out both animals do have stripes. It's MORNING EDITION.
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