La. police apologize for using siren from ‘The Purge’ to signal coronavirus curfew

La. police apologize for using siren from ‘The Purge’ to signal coronavirus curfew
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[Ed. – That siren would be far more appropriate to Bill Gates’s vision of a post-coronavirus world.]

In an effort to alert residents to the parish-wide curfew in Acadia Parish, Crowley Police rode around town broadcasting an alarm signal at 9:00 last night, but it’s not what anyone expected.

In a video provided to KATC, the audible alarm from Crowley Police is actually the alarm sound from the successful film franchise “The Purge”.

The implementation of the siren, which Crowley Police told residents would be different than regular police sirens, is to enforce the 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew. When residents hear this sound, Crowley Police say it is for their citizens to be notified that they are not allowed to leave their homes until the following morning.

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“If you are out between the 9:00 pm to 6:00 am you will be stopped and advised to go home,” a Facebook post states.

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