'Swatting' Incident Spoils Holiday For Connecticut Town
ELLINGTON, CT- While most of the northeast experienced an overcast fourth of July...
One town in Connecticut had to deal with a false police report that led to SWAT presence.
It wasn't fireworks that caused a commotion on Brockway Road.
Investigators say a prank caller is to blame for a big police presence at one Ellington house.
Neighbor Mike Duprey was not amused.
"There's a whole family over in that house, and our house, there's four here. I'd say they probably disturbed 30 people's 4th of July," said Duprey.
Duprey said police forced him and other neighbors to evacuate their houses because the fake 911 caller said he had shot someone and had hostages.
"Oh we were worried that somebody was going to come flying out of the house. There's going to be gunshots and of course the garage doors were open as I mentioned and my wife kept giving me a hard time that they're going to go into our house," added Duprey.
Troopers screeched to the address, demanding the homeowner come out.
After a while, they determined no one was hurt and that this was all a hoax.
Residents say this was a strange holiday for Brockway road.
"We never have much problem here because neighbors look after neighbors," neighbor Edwin Wareryzak said.
And the neighbors hope this doesn't become tradition.