A New Yorker called 911 when she saw what she thought was a woman in the iconic red robes of & # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39 ;, who was going to swing on the roof of Manhattan on Tuesday.
When the NYPD officers responded, they discovered that it was just a big red umbrella.
& # 39; I thought I saw a woman dressed as a maid to jump off a building. I called 911, & # 39; Casey McCormick, 30, posted on Twitter with a photo of the silhouette with red cloaks on a distant roof.
Casey McCormick, 30, posted a photo on Twitter with an arrow pointing at the red-veiled figure she thought was a woman who would throw herself off the Manhattan building
The police hurried to the roof and then sent McCormick this photo of an officer with what turned out to be a large red parasol
The red umbrella with its white dot resembled the maids' outfits in the popular TV series & # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39; (photo), which is broadcast on Hulu
She was with her at the desk of the media company Popsugar around 11 a.m. when she saw the figure, who even wore the white cap that the maidservants in the popular dystopian TV series were wearing.
The & # 39; person & # 39; on the ledge of the building also seemed to be rocking in the wind.
After checking with her colleagues, an alarmed McCormick called the police.
Officers ran to the roof near West 27th Street and Park Avenue South.
McCormick tweeted that about 15 minutes later she received a message from the officer she was in contact with.
It contained a photo of a cop with a red parasol and a white dot back from the edge.
McCormick's tweet about her hilarious mistake set the Twitter verse on fire and was widely shared
The NYPD made a jokey reference to a sentence in & # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39; but urged people to call the police with any problems
Casey McCormick (photo) who reported the suicidal umbrella, is a creative strategist with Popsugar and a comedian living in Brooklyn
& # 39; It's an umbrella. All safe, & the text said.
& # 39; I literally melted in my chair, & # 39; told McCormick, a comedian and a creative strategist The New York Post. & # 39; I was very happy that it wasn't a real person and that everyone was safe (but) I felt so stupid. & # 39;
& # 39; Blessed be the umbrella & # 39 ;, NYPD later joked on Twitter, referring to a phrase in & # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39; s.
& # 39; Jokes aside, if you ever hesitate to call 911 – don't be! & # 39; added the department.
& # 39; We take all calls seriously, and worse, we go home with a great story. & # 39;
McCormick's tweet quickly went viral and received nearly 400,000 likes by Thursday.
Chelsea Stoutenburgh, who works across the street, responded with a photo of the suicidal umbrella and said she did & # 39; almost the same & # 39 ;.
A woman who works near McCormick posted a photo of the umbrella that she said she also saw as a servant
The TV series & # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39; is an adaptation of the novel by Margaret Atwood and takes place in a dystopian society in which fertile women, or maidservants, are regarded as ships for carrying children.
Protesters dressed in costumes have multiplied during demonstrations in the US about reproductive rights
Netflix & # 39; s Twitter account also participated in the fun with a reference to the lead actor in the television series Offred, where & # 39; Ofumbrella & # 39; was placed.
McCormick thinks about the incident and said the recent anti-abortion legislation played a role in her alarm.
& # 39; There is so much going on (politically) that it would not surprise me if someone took a position and it became very scary, & # 39; McCormick told The NY Post.
& # 39; I knew that there were a lot of anti-ban rallies around the city yesterday, and the maid's equipment often appears in women's rights protests, & # 39; she told the Daily Dot.
& # 39; The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale & # 39; s broadcast on Hulu, is an adaptation of the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel in the Republic of Gilead, a dystopian society that sees women as ships to carry children and little else .
Amid the real-life # MeToo movement and the ongoing struggle to abort abortion rights in various states in the US, demonstrators dressed in costumes of costumes have multiplied during reproductive rights demonstrations.
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