Up in the sky - it‘s a bird, a plane . . . no, it‘s a Christmas tree.
A woman reported to Kelowna RCMP the evergreen she‘d just bought from Real Canadian Super Store on Sunday had floated out of her vehicle and was flying toward Vernon.
Like the Hollywood movie Danny Deckchair, helium balloons attached to the tree apparently lifted it into the sky.
"I‘m not joking," RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevon Sellers said after the 5 p.m. call. "It could be a bunch of BS, but that‘s what she said . . . It could be a prank call or maybe it happened."
Police notified the Kelowna Airport so pilots were aware of the floating obstacle.
The detachment lacks the resources to track a tree with helium balloons, Sellers said with a smile.
"Either the tree is really small, or the balloons are very big, or there are many of them."
Grey Cup fever may have led to a few too many drinks and prompted the call.
Still, such a scenario is possible, Seller said.
This morning, police said the woman had organized the stunt to impress friends involved in a scavenger hunt, but that she hadn't intended the tree to get away on her.