Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction:
Police rushed out to an emergency call after a man mistook a black binbag in his sitting room for a wolf.
Drunken Lawrence Eaton, 50, armed himself with a knife and fled his house after seeing what appeared to him to be a wild animal crouched in the corner of his room.
The ex-lorry driver ran to a phone box and begged for police to come to help during a babbled emergency call.
Police raced to the scene with their own trained dogs ready to investigate the wolf report and came across Eaton still in the street carrying a kitchen knife.
But on searching his house they found only a black binbag and quickly realised that Eaton had got confused in his drunken state.
Instead, they charged him with possession of a knife...
From The Scotsman.