The Reykjavík Police posted on their Facebook page that they had received a call saying that a man was sitting on a bench downtown in the snow and hadn’t moved for a very long time. In the cold weather we’ve had in the past few days, this could be quite serious so the police raced to the scene. Once there, they discovered that the immobile man was actually the statue of one of Iceland’s most cherished poets, Tómas Guðmundsson.
After confirming the statue showed no sign of life, the police moved on to other duties. They did however mention that it is better to receive one too many calls than too few.