Paramedics discover life-sized Bernie Sanders figure clutching Popeyes chicken after neighbor calls for help

By , WWL

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest, Friday.

What they found was a life-sized Bernie Sanders-like figure seated in a chair on the porch, complete with a box of Popeyes Chicken.

The Sanders 'doll' was appropriately made up with a coat, sweater and a set of big mittens to complete the viral meme look of the 79-year-old Vermont senator.

The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports the Bernie doll was used by some New Orleans residents in their house float decorations during Mardi Gras.

No word on how he ended up seated by the front door of home, so he could be mistaken for an actual senior citizen in distress on a cold morning like this.

The EMS team posed with the Bernie-like and posted the humorous photo with the comment, "We can't make this stuff up."

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