The sheriff’s office reminded residents to “strap down anything you don’t wanna lose” after a couch somehow got stuck in a tree in Wonder Lake Friday morning.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:15 a.m. Friday to the area of West Wonder Lake Road and White Oak Road in Wonder Lake.
Two people called 911 to report a sofa couch was stuck in a tree, according to police radio traffic.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene to find the couch hanging from the tree over the roadway.
The couch was hanging low enough over the roadway to block vehicles from traveling on Wonder Lake Road.
“It’s gonna be a windy one today! Here is your reminder to strap down anything you don’t wanna lose…couches included,” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.
It was unclear how exactly the couch got into the tree or if it was traveling on top of a vehicle when it occurred.
The couch was eventually removed from the tree and the roadway was reopened.
“As much as this screams photoshop…. It’s not…. Like McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said, strap it down!” the Marengo Police Department said on social media.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for much of the northern Illinois area, including McHenry County, Friday morning.
The weather service said residents should expect south to southwest winds at 25-30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph possible.
The wind advisory will be in effect until Saturday morning and the weather service said residents should prepare for downed tree limbs and secure objects such as decorations and lawn furniture.
The weather service also warned motorists to use caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.