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Police: Woman Reported Shot Dead Was Passed Out In Car Dressed As Zombie

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File photo of a woman dressed in a zombie costume.  (credit: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

File photo of a woman dressed in a zombie costume. (credit: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Police in Alabama were called to what looked like a woman shot dead in her car but found a Halloween reveler they described as drunk and passed out in a bloody-pregnant looking zombie costume.

AL.com reports that a passerby called 911 in Birmingham on Thursday morning after seeing the woman slumped over her steering wheel at a traffic light.

Police say officers woke up the woman and removed her from the SUV. Authorities say she was handcuffed and taken to the city jail on a DUI charge.

A photo of the woman showed fake blood covering much of her torso as she was apprehended.

“You can see why someone thought she had been shot,” an officer told AL.com.

Police say the “pregnancy” was part of her costume.

Details on her identity weren’t immediately available.

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