On March 25, several children near Capel, Surrey, UK were on an Easter egg hunt in a field. At the same time, a police helicopter was pursuing burglary suspects. The children spotted the suspects running into a nearby house.
So the kids lay down in field in the shape of a huge human arrow, pointing at the burglars' hideout. Surrey Police posted the camera footage on Facebook last Friday. Some people thought it was an April Fool's Day joke. But it was real. ABC News reports:
"No. This actually happened," Surrey Police said in reply to the comment on Saturday.
"We were torn whether to wait until tomorrow to release it [because of the April Fool issue] but it was such a good story we needed to share it." […]
The helicopter crew landed nearby after the hunt to thank the children and were treated with a few chocolate treats from the group, which "was an added bonus after a busy shift".
"'I'm sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable," NPAS Sergeant Paul Sochon said in the statement.
-via Weird Universe