Mannequin prompts 911 calls of jumper in Iowa

Mannequin prompts 911 calls of jumper in Iowa

Mannequin prompts 911 calls of jumper? Sheriff’s deputies were first dispatched early Monday to check for a possible jumper along U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry, Iowa.

Sheriff Mike Johnstone said his deputies soon realized the jumper was actually a mannequin sitting on the billboard, which says, “I can see Deery Brothers in West Burlington from here.”

Johnstone eventually talked to the advertiser, Brad Deery, who owns Deery Brothers car dealership in West Burlington.

Deery says he arranged to have the mannequin taken down after he talked to the sheriff on Thursday.

Deery said he didn’t want calls about the mannequin tying up 911 dispatchers.