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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:01 PM

50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood's porches

I'm sooooooo close to putting this in LBN. Hat tip, the Las Vegas Sun. Yes.

50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood's porches

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighborhood outside Richmond.

Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka said residents found older model televisions outside their front doors Sunday morning. He told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that video from one doorbell camera showed a person wearing TV-shaped headgear while dropping off a TV set.

Police believe that more than one person is responsible. A similar incident occurred in a nearby neighborhood last year.

It's unclear if the incident is a crime. Pecka said that dropping off the televisions on front porches is "at most" illegal dumping.

Most of the TVs will be recycled. But a couple residents indicated they would keep their televisions for now.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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Mystery in Henrico: Old TVs were placed on front porches of more than 50 homes overnight
By MEL LEONOR Richmond Times-Dispatch Aug 11, 2019

More than 50 television sets were mysteriously left on the front porches of homes throughout the Hampshire neighborhood in western Henrico County, surprising residents who found them Sunday.

Police Lt. Matt Pecka said Sunday that the agency responded to calls from residents who reported finding old-style, CRT TVs near their front doors. The neighborhood is near Nuckols and Shady Grove roads.

Pecka said the agency believes more than one person is responsible for the deliveries, which were caught on residents’ doorbell cameras. He described one video that shows a person wearing TV-shaped headgear while dropping off a TV set.

One TV set was left at each of more than 50 homes, Pecka said.

“They walk up to the house, placed the set neatly on the front step, turn around and walk away,” he said.

A similar incident was reported by Glen Allen residents last year, when more than 20 TV sets were dropped off at homes in The Villas at Grey Oaks community in the area of Westcott Landing Court. The neighborhood is northwest of Shady Grove and Pouncey Tract roads.


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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:57 PM

1. Please kick it up to LBN for exposure.

This is such a creepy story.


Found some news reports with video clips.

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