While investigating what might be Bridgeville’s first burglary of the year, police reminded residents yesterday that there’s no need to panic. It’s June. And this might be the first burglary of the year.
So WPXI immediately put the community on alert by declaring that the Elm Street house where some things may have gone missing wasn’t just burgled—it was “ransacked,” and that police were now “warning neighbors.”
Live from a TV studio, Peggy Finnegan seemed on the verge of a conniption…
…as a WPXI cameraman was creeping behind someone’s bushes…
…and reporter Jennifer Tomazic seemed a few seconds away from announcing that possible culprits include vikings, Mongol hordes, or a retreating army employing a scorched-earth policy.
Meanwhile, Bridgeville police chief Chad King was notably chill.
“It’s not like we’ve had a rash of burglaries, so I don’t want to put the community on any type of alert,” he told WPXI. “It’s not like it’s occurring on any type of regular basis.”
Police reminded residents that it’s a good idea to lock your doors and a bad idea to post your travel plans on social media.