As Liz reported on Sunday, New Yorkers were stunned to discover scraps of confidential police records from a Long Island precinct mixed up in the colorful confetti of last week’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But city crime and personnel records aren’t the only odd scraps of paper strewn across Manhattan.
According to Reuters, the NYPD is now investigating to learn how details about former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s motorcade were also mixed into the fanfare:
Other scraps included information about Mitt Romney’s motorcade to and from the October 16 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Nassau County, which borders New York City to the east on Long Island.
“It was everywhere,” Saul Finkelstein said, estimating the scraps piled three inches off the ground. The Finkelsteins scooped up and took home several handfuls, a small percentage of what was on the ground, Ethan Finkelstein said.
The Nassau County Police Department on Monday reiterated its statement from Saturday that it was very concerned and would investigate how the documents got to Manhattan and review how it disposes of sensitive documents.