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Police Force Uses Siren From The Purge To Warn Residents About Curfew

Police Force Uses Siren From The Purge To Warn Residents About Curfew

Crowley Police chief Jimmy Broussard​ didn't realise the siren was from the dystopian film franchise

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

A police force in America has used the siren from The Purge to warn people about an impending curfew.

Many cities around the world have introduced lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Some require residents to stay at home unless they're doing essential tasks like shopping, while others have introduced curfews to ensure people stay inside between certain times.

KATC reports authorities in Crowley, Louisiana have enacted a curfew of 9pm to 6am in a bid to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Police said that residents should expect a siren close to the curfew starting, but mentioned it would be different to the normal noise they're used to.

Incredibly, authorities used the noise from The Purge.

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The movie franchise depicts a society where one night of every year, all laws are suspended for 12 hours. As you might imagine, carnage ensues as the films see people temporarily transforming from their usual placid selves to murderous savages.

Residents in the films hear that same siren to indicate that the titular 'purge' is about to begin.

So, you can see why the use of this noise in the streets of Crowley would be a little unsettling.

Crowley Police chief Jimmy Broussard told KATC he had no idea the siren they used to alert people about the curfew was the same one from The Purge. He added that they won't be using it again.

The Acadia Parish Sheriff, K.P. Gibson, issued a statement on behalf of his department to the news broadcaster, saying: "Last night a 'Purge Siren' was utilised by the Crowley Police Department as part of their starting curfew.

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"We have received numerous complaints with the belief that our agency was involved in this process. We were not involved in the use of the 'Purge Siren' and will not utilise any type of siren for this purpose."

Residents wondered why their city was placed into a curfew to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, with some questioning whether it was necessary.

The Crowley Police Department Facebook page was littered with hundreds of queries.

In response, the police force said: "Acadia Parish received the worst rating for the rapid spread of the virus. It has been put into place in order try and slow the spread.

"There is nothing anyone needs to be on the roads [for] besides emergency situations. If you don't want to comply with the orders of the Sheriff and the Chiefs, you will [be] dealt with accordingly."

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Film and TV, US News, Weird