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Confetti that fell during Thanksgiving Day parade included police documents, sparking investigation

Home - by - November 26, 2012 - 20:15 America/New_York - 6 Comments

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A parade-goer watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on New York’s Upper West Side noticed that the confetti that fell on him and some friends contained what appeared to be confidential personal information about Nassau County Police Department employees, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers—even references to Mitt Romney’s motorcade during last month’s presidential debate at Hofstra University.

Ethan Finkelstein, a Tufts University freshman who was home on Thanksgiving break, showed WPIX-TV some of the confetti, which led to a police investigation.

“I’m just completely in shock,” Finkelstein said. “How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day parade?”

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  1. grayscape

    November 26th, 2012

    Now we know what happened to the missing 5 million Republican ballots.

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  2. scribble

    November 26th, 2012

    And some idiot put the documents in the shredder the wrong way if you can read the lines.

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  3. Edith McCrotch

    November 26th, 2012

    @ scribble

    Unless the page is set up as a portrait like alot of spreadsheets are.

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  4. Anonymous

    November 26th, 2012

    “I’m just completely in shock,” Finkelstein said. “How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day parade?”

    Because Romney lost. Prepare for much worse Ethan.

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  5. Buffalo Bilious

    November 27th, 2012

    Fast & Furious docs too.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 27th, 2012

    Hey, Finklestein, you voted Obumfuk, dinja?

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