A cat in a tree sometimes generates a call to the police or fire department to help get the cat down. But in Newport, Oregon, a resident called to report a cat in a tree - and also said the cat may be sporting an "assault rifle." Upon further review, they concluded it was just a branch. Kinda looked real, right? But really... what were the odds it was anything other than a branch?
See the video report here, from the Newport, OR Police Department and Accuweather, where I saw the article while trying to look up the radar.
Photo (actually, video capture) credit: Accuweather.com and the Newport, OR PD.