Someone told cops he thought he saw the king of beasts loose on the street, and he wasn't lion.
Dispatchers in Norfolk, Va. received a 911 call Tuesday reporting that a baby lion was strolling down the street, potentially on the hunt for its next meal, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
The animal in question, however, was no big cat, but actually Charles the Monarch, a Labradoodle whose coat had been shaved to make him resemble Big Blue, the mascot of Old Dominion University.
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Charles' owner, Daniel Painter, told the Pilot this is not the first time that Charles' luxurious mane has sparked a police call. On some occasions, he has taken Charles for a walk and noticed passersby running to their cars in fear.
"I tell people he's a Lab-a-lion, and half the people really believe that," Painter said.
A Facebook community page for Charles describes him as "Just your everyday party animal."