Cops are called to creative mum’s house after she hung a VERY unique Halloween decoration in her front yard – but is it too much?
- Regional NSW mum freaks out neighbours with creepy Halloween decoration
- Renee Ryan, a life coach and mum, said her young son loved the fake body
- She removed it after triggering a neighbour who suffered a personal tragedy
An Australian mum has been forced to remove a terrifyingly realistic Halloween decoration from her front yard after it freaked out neighbours so much the local police paid her a visit.
Renee Ryan, from Forbes, in the central west of New South Wales, made a fake human body out of foam, carpet, sticky tape, rope and garbage bags then hung it from a tree in her front yard in time for Sunday’s spooky celebration.
‘It took three hours to make and Kaleb loves it,’ she told friends on Facebook earlier this week.
But within hours of sharing photos of the decor online the local police knocked on her door saying a complaint had been made.
A single mum and life coach had to remove a terrifyingly realistic Halloween decoration from her front yard after it freaked out neighbours so much the local police paid her a visit
‘The cops just came to my house and told me people had rang them and said there was a body hanging from a tree,’ Ms Ryan, 36, said.
Ms Ryan left the body-in-a-bag hanging only for a second complaint to be made to Forbes police.
The unusual design triggered neighbours who had ‘experienced loss’, she admitted, as her prank took a sad turn.
The complaint apparently came from an individual who had experienced a personal tragedy, so Ms Ryan ultimately removed it.
‘To the person that called the cops again. I know who you are and I appreciate you and I am so sorry for your loss,’ she later wrote online.
‘Removing the decoration isn’t going to remove the pain that your heart is experiencing.’
She made the creepy creation from carpet, garbage bags, foam and tape – much to the delight of her young son
Ms Ryan removed the fake body after it triggered a local so much they phoned Forbes police twice
Ms Ryan admitted fake body caused ‘a strong reaction in many people which says there are still many people hurting from the loss of loved ones’.
‘When I lost a dear friend at 17 this way I had so many questions.
‘No-one can tell you how long you are to grieve for. Least of all me.
‘My hope is that you seek the support that you and others need during this, so that in time you are able to carry on with an open heart full of love.’
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Ms Ryan for further comment.