Prank severed arm closes motorway
A Halloween-style joke fake arm was caused a motorway to be closed for several hours after it was spotted by drivers.
Dozens of motorists traveling on the M62 in Merseyside had seen the faux arm lying at the side of the road and assuming it was real, called police.
As a result a search was launched and the road was closed while officers looked for the bloody arm and any other body parts.
After an extensive several hour hunt the joke arm was recovered and the road reopened -- but only when council workers contacted police to say they'd picked it up earlier in the day.
Officers say they don't know how the plastic arm ended up in the road… and if anyone could give them a hand finding out they would appreciate it.