Itâ€™s not just using a ladder to put up your decorations that can pose a hazard this Christmas, but sometimes the decorations themselves can be a little tricky!Â A man in Richland, WA, USA, decided to make a joke of his Christmas decorations one year, and put up a life-sized mannequin dangling from the gutter, with a ladder placed as if it had fallen against the house.Â After two days he had to take it down, when a neighbour told him about a few near-misses on the street outside the house and several people had come to both his and his neighboursâ€™ houses panicking about the man hanging from the roof. Apparently, a few people even tried to rescue the man, including an off-duty firefighter and an elderly woman.Â Usually, the dangling ladder decoration involves a Santa Claus and not a realistic recreation of decorating-gone-wrong. A jewellers in America suffered a similar reaction to their billboard recently.Â They had attached a mannequin on a rope ladder to their billboard over Route 95, with the tagline â€˜Our diamonds are not out of reachâ€™.Â The drivers on the opposite carriageway only saw the back of the sign, and what appeared to be a man in distress dangling from a ladder above busy traffic. The police received calls less than an hour after the advert went up and decided to immediately remove the mannequin as it would have caused a high volume of emergency calls and possibly accidents as well. It might seem like a good idea for a Christmas decoration prank, but be prepared for the police to turn up on your doorstep if you try this idea!