Town Becomes Concerned After Fliers Advertising “Purge” Style Violent Crime Spree Tonight Circulated
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The residents of Louisville, Kentucky are scared. They are so scared that they have moved a high school football scrimmage from Friday night to Saturday morning.
What has these residents so shaken? A flier that has been circulating in the area calling for a night of violent crime inspired by the horror movie, The Purge.
According to local media outlets,
The WLKY Newsroom has been inundated with phone calls from concerned residents who’ve heard about the proposed “purge.”
People want to know what it is, if it’s real and if they are safe.
Police and school officials have also gotten the same fearful questions and now they’re all responding.
“Anytime that there is a treat that affects our community we are going to investigate that,” said Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Phil Russell.
As someone who has seen the first Purge movie and heard plenty about the second, I can tell you that the situations are absolutely ludicrous. Sound threat avoidance and self defense tactics would avoid nearly all of those situations (just like in real life).
Most likely this is a prank created by someone with far too much time on their hands. Still, Louisville residents might keep an extra watchful eye tonight.