It wasn’t a handmaid’s tale after all.
A New Yorker says she called 911 when she thought she saw a person in the iconic red robes from “The Handmaid’s Tale” on the ledge of a building Tuesday — but it turned out to be just be a crimson umbrella on a rooftop.
“This morning I called 911 because I thought a woman dressed as a handmaid was about to jump off a building,” Casey McCormick posted on her Instagram story, and later on Twitter.
“The police were in constant contact with me as they figured out where to go and how to find the woman,” McCormick added.
But McCormick finally received a photo showing an NYPD officer holding a large, red patio umbrella with a white top.
“It’s an umbrella. All safe,” the text read.
“Praise be,” she added on Instagram.
McCormick’s tweets about the incident quickly racked up 14,000 favorites and had been shared over 2,000 times by Tuesday afternoon.
Even the NYPD joined in on the joke, sending a message to McCormick that read “Blessed be the umbrella,” in reference to a phrase on the popular Hulu series.
The Netflix Twitter account also chimed in with another reference to the dystopian show, commenting: “Ofumbrella.”