Mexican police ‘arrested’ a Chucky doll and its owner for allegedly terrorising members of the public.
The suspect, referred to only as Carlos N, is reported to have used the life-sized puppet to wield a large knife and demand money from frightened locals in Monclava, a city in the northern state of Coahuila.
Carlos N was apprehended in the main square of the city, while allegedly under the influence, and charged with disturbing public order and endangering the public on September 11.
Bizarrely, the officers also undertook to formally arrest the doll itself, seemingly at the behest of local media.
Police then followed through by taking both Carlos and the doll, whose character was popularised in the 1988 horror film Child’s Play, to the local precinct, where both the doll and its owner were handcuffed and had their mug shots taken.
Footage from processing shows the orange-haired doll being held up against the wall by one of the officers, the large knife still protruding from its overalls.
Local reports state the officer who placed the doll in handcuffs was later reprimanded for not taking their job seriously.
It’s not the first time a Chucky doll has broken the fourth wall to terrorise the public in real life.