NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a bank employee was cited after writing "HELP" on fogged-up glass on the front door as a joke.
Police were called to a Wells Fargo branch here Friday morning after a customer saw the message and called 911. Police say officers who responded saw nothing unusual as employees prepared to open the bank. When officers asked about the message, a manager said one of the workers had written it as a joke.
A police spokesman said it was “not funny in any way” and that officers feared a robbery or hostage situation was taking place, the Hartford Courant reported. The employee was cited with creating a public disturbance.
The bank is less than 2 miles from the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting .