I was once in the US visiting my family, before travelling to London and Stuttgart to visit the spouse's family. Predictions were for extra cold in Europe, so I went to a Sears and quickly picked up a fuzzy warm hat with earflaps.
When in London a woman behind me asked with a rising voice, "Is that a fur hat?"
I turned saying, "Nah! This is much too cheap to be real fur. Pretty easy to see the fluff is acrylic."
Just as I caught sight of her, I noticed she was smuggling a spray paint can back into her handbag. "It had better be!" she said.
I think I was saved a spray painting by a PETA supporter!
@Katherine BondA bit surprising at the time, but I found it hilarious later on! Not big into real fur myself. But bright silly fake acrylic fur is a fun way to warm up! I feel like a Muppet! (the good kind)