Meteghan RCMP is investigating incidents involving mannequins that have been hung from overpasses on Hwy. 101.
On March 4, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Meteghan RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a mannequin hanging from a Hwy. 101 overpass in New Edinburgh. The vehicle, which was an ambulance, was travelling on New Edinburgh Rd. when it struck the low-hanging mannequin. The ambulance sustained significant damage to its windshield and was no longer operable. The two paramedics and patient in the vehicle were not injured.
Responding officers removed the mannequin from the guardrail of the overpass. The mannequin was dressed in orange clothing and was marked with “Justice for Vernon”.
Meteghan RCMP believes this incident is connected to a previous incident that occurred on February 25 in Little Brook. In this instance, Meteghan RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious object resembling a person hanging from a Hwy. 101 overpass onto Little Brook Rd.
Responding officers quickly identified the object as a mannequin and removed it from the overpass. The mannequin was dressed in a sweater, blue jeans and shoes.
Investigations into both incidents are underway. Investigators are asking anyone with information on these incidents to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.