Police apologize after using ‘The Purge’ siren to signify coronavirus curfew

A Louisiana police department faced backlash after using a siren from the horror film series “The Purge” to alert residents of an implemented curfew.

KATC reported that Acadia Parish, Crowley police rode around town last week at blasting the alarm sound from the popular movie franchise. Police reportedly intended to use a unique siren to signify the parish-wide 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

Crowley police said they would be giving citations to those who violated curfew. People who heading to or from work during curfew are required to have documentation from their employer, according to the news station.

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Y’all if Shreveport plays this sound (if we get a curfew), my anxiety will not survive. These crazies will think it’s actually the Purge. Crowley is wilding out. I’m glad I moved lol.

Posted by Adam John Schexnayder on Thursday, April 2, 2020

“The Purge” is a horror film series about a fictional 12-hour holiday in which all crimes in America — including murder — are legal. Crowley Police chief Jimmy Broussard told KATC that he had no idea that the siren was associated with “The Purge.” He also stated that they don’t plan to use any alarms in the future.

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