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From the _Macomb Daily:

Warren police fired a stun-gun at a large cat that officers believed was a panther but turned out to be a stuffed animal, the department’s top official confirmed Thursday.


_Commissioner William Dwyer said officials now believe the incident was a prank — but didn’t take any chances when a man phoned police shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday. . . .

“I’m not playing games,” the man told a dispatcher. “I went up behind it. I shined a light in there. It’s huge! It’s like a 150-pound cat!”