Prankster Calls Cops on 'Unruly' Crowd Waiting for Generators
Someone faked a call to Woodbridge Police about an unruly mob at a store selling generators.
The desperate imperative to get a generator caused a someone posing as a store manager to call police about an unruly crowd waiting at a store that was scheduled to get a generator delivery.
Only thing was, the manager didn't make the call.
When police arrived, they found several dozen people, calming lined up and waiting for the store to open at 5 am.
Lieut. Wayne Russo said his assumption was that it was someone waiting in line who made the call, probably hoping to get an advantage in the generator wars as the area waits for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
So far, everyone has been nice, Russo said - the calm before the storm.
"It's very eerie. It's been very quiet. But we have had a number of domestic complaints and some arrests," he said.
"People get cooped up together and they go a little crazy. And this is supposed to be a 36 hour storm."