White tiger figurine spotted along I-270 finds new home with MCPD

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — If you happened to be traveling on I-270 over the weekend, you might’ve seen a white tiger in the Rockville area.

White and black striped, the tiger displayed a calm gaze and confident expression. A Rockville police officer went to look at the figurine after a 911 call was placed on Saturday morning.

When officers arrived they found the statue – a large, lifelike figurine.

“The white tiger perched along the jersey wall on I-270 sat morning was not real! RCP Officer Weiss says the white tiger was a figurine and did not pose a threat to the community,” said the Rockville City Police Department in a tweet.

The tiger has been adopted and now sits in Montgomery County Police Department’s 1st district station. He has a pink monkey friend, too.

How and why the tiger came to be on the interstate remains a mystery, police say.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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