Of course this happened on Halloween. A call was placed to 911 operators in Omaha, Nebraska, by an unnamed concerned citizen. The caller reported seeing a werewolf, or, to be more specific, a man dressed up as a werewolf, run out of some bushes with a sack and charge into a bank. The caller assumed there was a robbery taking place, but it so happened that the werewolf in question was just making a deposit or withdrawal. He was just a customer, in other words, dressed up for Halloween. Why the sack? For trick-or-treating, I’m sure.
Maybe we shouldn’t judge the citizen too harshly for his or her overreaction. People have called police for far stupider reasons than that. And given the rash of clown sightings all around the country, the guy or gal may have already been on edge. (The whole instant urban legend about all those mysterious clowns rising up to conduct a “Purge” night on the day before Halloween didn’t happen, surprise, surprise. A prankster in a clown suit did get his ass kicked, though, by a decidedly not-amused guy with a very real gun. The clown is lucky that was ALL that happened to him.) Anyway, I chanced upon this news story in my daily ‘Net surfing and it made me laugh, so I thought I’d share it with you all. I hope it puts smiles on your faces, too.