Grandmother in Black Coat Mistaken for 'Plague Doctor' in Scotland

A grandmother in Scotland was inadvertently swept up in the phantom plague doctor craze that has gripped the United Kingdom when a bewildered witness mistook her for one of the menacing strangers due to her long black coat. The weird case of mistaken identity reportedly occurred last week in the city of Newton Stewart as Jean Matheson was innocently going about her business while clad in what is apparently one of her favorite overcoats. Unbeknownst to her at the time, a concerned resident caught sight of her from behind and was convinced that the community was the latest to be visited by the eerie 'plague doctors' that have been popping up throughout the United Kingdom.

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