A pair of feet sticking out of a rolled-up carpet – believed to be a body – turned out to be a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming.

The suspicious object, spotted on the M11 motorway, prompted a call to Cambridgeshire Police, who were deployed to track down the car.

When they found the vehicle, they were told by the driver that he was taking the dummy to a themed birthday party.

The car was spotted driving along the motorway. Pic: Cambridgeshire Police
The car, with Prince Charming inside, was spotted being driven along the M11. Pic: Cambridgeshire Police

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Cambridgeshire Police said: “When we received a call on Saturday lunchtime to reports a vehicle was travelling along the M11 with a pair of feet poking out the end of a rolled up piece of carpet, alarm bells were naturally ringing for the informant and our control room.

“We managed to track the vehicle down in Angel Drove, Ely where our officers discovered there were indeed a pair of feet… belonging to a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming who was on his way to a themed birthday.”

The force said the driver was given advice “to avoid such circumstances again”.

It added: “Thankfully this was a false alarm.”

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By MD Abdullah

Abdullah is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. Her background in education allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson. She is the author of four books, including End Financial Stress Now and The Five Years Before You Retire.

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