Three people who spooked parents and staff at a Ferndale elementary school by taking pictures outside the school, then speeding off in a car when someone tried to talk to them, have been identified as employees of a politicial advertising firm from Washington D.C., according to city police.
Here’s the original alert posted on the City of Ferndale’s Facebook page.
The post spread far and wide on social media, with more than 480 shares about an incident in a town of about 11,400. As of Thursday, police had no evidence of a crime. But they wanted to track down the car — and the two men and one woman inside — to make sure the people weren’t up to something criminal.
Security footage helped to crack the case: The Subaru Forester’s plates were from D.C., not B.C.
Here’s the update from the City of Ferndale.
As stated above, police have declined to release the name of the firm, because no crime was committed. But the name will be in a police report. The Herald has requested the report.