Wax Pope Francis fools New Yorkers, prompts NYPD probe

While Pope Francis was still in Washington Thursday morning, a very lifelike wax figure of his holiness from Madame Tussauds was appearing on Good Day New York. Later, the museum even drove it through Times Square.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, the real pope -- the one made of flesh and blood and unimpeachable morals -- arrived in New York City. Shortly before 10 a.m. Another pope -- this one made of wax and paint and mischief -- departed from the curb in front of Fox 5's studio. Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto received no punishment for their faux-holy joyride.

But after the lifeless pontiff left the Upper East Side and the Good Day team and headed down Fifth Avenue for his home at Madame Tussauds wax museum, pictures of his synthetic holiness began to circulate on social media and someone apparently reported the cruising Holy Father to the NYPD.

The Intelligence Bureau investigated and soon discovered this 5-foot 7-inch waxy-papa belonged to Madame Tussauds and left him to continue on his journey. Madame Tussauds has no plans to take the wax pope out for a drive while the real pope is in town.