Louisiana Police Accidentally Use Purge Siren To Signal Curfew

The Purge - Election Year

by James White |
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The current Corona-crisis already makes it feel like we're living in some dystopian film, but a police department in the state of Louisiana across the pond accidentally crossed movie reality with actual reality when it used the siren from the Purge films to kick off a Corona-mandated curfew.

As originally reported by local news station KATC and found by Variety, the city of Crowley, Louisiana has implemented a 9pm curfew for its residents to help with the stay-at-home policy, and police officers drove around the city playing the siren from the film to announce the start. According to police chief Jimmy Broussard, he wasn't aware that the siren was from the films which posit an America under a theocracy that relaxes the laws on all crimes for one 12-hour period a year.

Next week, hilarity breaks out when the department changes things up and the curfew starts with residents hearing this sound instead.

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