A bank employee who wrote the word 'HELP' on the fogged up glass door to Wells Fargo on Church Hill Road has been cited for creating a public disturbance. A person saw the word and thought that someone inside was in trouble. Responding officers saw people in the area conducting business as usual.
Police knocked on the locked main entrance, and the bank manager let them in. She said an employee, Alexis Barry, wrote it as a joke to other employees. The 31-year old Newtown resident was cited for creating a public disturbance for the potential panic caused to the general public.
Police spokesman Lt Aaron Bahamonde says "obviously this type of prank puts the general public, other bank employees, and responding officers at an unnecessary risk, especially in the times and community we live in."