A policeman was left redfaced last month after going to investigate a "suspicious bright light" that turned out to be the moon.
The Worcestershire Pc called up his sergeant whilst alone on night duty, explaining he may need back up once he found the source, reported Police magazine.
The Clent Hills area is targeted by doggers, who meet up for outdoor sex in the quiet rural surroundings. However the Pc was not to discover anything so clandestine.
He called his superior less than half an hour later to explain the "suspicious" glow was in fact the moon.
A police source told the Daily Telegraph: "The officer was a little reluctant to come back on duty the next day.
"He knew he was going to get a ribbing and he's had pictures of werewolves put on his locker by some of the more unforgiving officers.
"It will take a long time for him to live this one down."Suggest a correction