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What the? How does one mistake a raccoon for a tiger??! Do you use the Citizen app? I do - and I really love it. Most of the time it reports minor crimes in the area by monitoring police scanners. I have it because in my mind it keeps me out of harm's way -- or sometimes I get a good laugh at seeing 'Drunk man waving half-eaten pizza at passersby.' LOL
Anyway, the Citizen App sent out a notification warning residents of "unconfirmed reports of a loose tiger running around the street". NYPD ended up getting so many calls about the "tiger" that a spokesman began answering the phone by saying "It's not a tiger, it's a raccoon!"
From PIX 11: