The first caller was fairly calm: “I’d like to report a lion sighting.”
Another caller reported: “There was a lion that ran across the street. A baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.”
And another: “I just saw an animal that looked like a small lion. It had the mange and everything. I don’t know if it got away from the zoo, or what.”
The “baby lion” was actually a Labrador-poodle mix groomed to look like the Old Dominion University mascot.