Police were scared when they stumbled on several mannequin heads peeping out of a dumpster.

Mannequin

Mannequin

Officers in Ladner, British Columbia were spooked by the startling discovery, possibly suspecting they'd found something much more sinister.

Delta Police captioned a photo and tweeted: ''Police officers don't scare easily. But imagine you are patrolling down a dark alley and your flashlight hits upon this.''

The image shows several mannequin heads peeping out of a dumpster, including one with scraggly dark hair which was hanging from the lid.

While the finding made the police jump, officers have reasoned that the heads probably came from nearby clothing stores and hair salons.