Police begin curfew with 'The Purge' siren and are shocked by complaints

Carla Harmon
April 8, 2020

On April, 4 the police have announced the curfew via a siren - one eerily familiar to those who have seen any of The Purge series.

The city of Crowley, Louisiana is located in the state's Acadia Parish, which has received the lowest rating in its effects in the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, the city has implemented a 9 p.m. curfew for residents, but many found the noise chosen for the siren eerily familiar.


"The Purge" is a horror film that depicts a time in America when a national holiday is celebrated (The Purge) in which all crimes, including murder are legal for a 12-hour period.

That blaring horn sound was recently used by Louisiana police to signal to residents that their curfew hours were beginning and several residents are mad about it being used.

In the franchise, the annual Purge is declared with a recognizable siren.


In response to the natural criticism of inspiring fear and dread within the hearts of horror fans, Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson gave a statement to KATC3 saying they were not involved in the siren use nor condone a siren, suggesting Crowley's police department went rogue here.

According to KATC, police chief Jimmy Broussard said he was unaware the siren picked by the department was the same one used in the movie and that officers will no longer be using any type of audible warning going forward. A fourth, still untitled Purge film was meant to hit theaters on July 10, 2020, but it must be assumed that its release will be postponed if theaters aren't operational by that point. Take a listen below (for comparison, you can hear the Purge Night siren in the original film's trailer). "We were not involved in the use of the "Purge Siren" and will not utilize any type of siren for this goal", he declared.

That post on Facebook from the Crowley Police Department received over 500 comments asking why the alarm was necessary and why the curfew was being so strictly enforced.


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